The Bed We've Made, 2013, printed fabric, found objects, styrofoam, digital prints
Our culture, in all its glory and downfalls, is a product of what we as a society deem important. We reap what we sow, and thus, sleep in the bed we've made.
The Bed We've Made
The bed, made of styrofoam, was covered with a bed sheet with a graphic of a mouse trap. In the bottom half of the trap, which is where the goodies are laid out, are pictures of "things" popular in society. These things are popularized by the consumerist mindset and the need, need, need mentality. Thus, it is a trap, and you've been caught.
Do we really need to be lead on in life by these "things?" No. But we are. We are all guilty of being caught up in being "better than the Jonses'." Society as a whole should stop, and literally smell the roses. There's no trap in taking time away from these frivolous things we call important.
Conversing Hearts, 2013, Mixed media
Conversing Hearts is a collaborative piece between a modern couple in a modern day relationship. This autobiographical piece is a playful spin off of candy conversation hearts one might receive for Valentines Day. The traditional candy heart phrases are cliche and predictable. Conversing Hearts' phrases are more realistic and dig a little deeper into the modern psyche. Such phrases include "'Til debt do us part," "Be my scapegoat" and "Told you so." This is a more realistic and slightly cynical depiction of love, contrasting the overly commercialized and romanticized ideals of relationships.
Graphics, cardboard created by Amy Marie Mahler
Ceramic Hearts built by Rusty Paul Bouvier
Conversing Hearts Detail
Conversing Hearts Full
Photo Sculpture, Dallas, TX
Constructing Perspective Exhibition, Nerv Gallery, 2012
Collaboration with Rusty Paul Bouvier
Klyde Warren Park Mural
This mural was created for Klyde Warren Park, a 5-acre park built over I-75 in Dallas, Texas. It was painted at Mecca Design & Production by Mary Mecca & myself and a team of artists at Mecca and Nerv.
300'+ mural painted on muslin, Dallas, TX, 2012
This mural was in the park for about 9 months on the construction wall that surrounded the restaurant which was being built.