PORTFOLIO | life cycles
This body of work is derived from an interest in the idea of life cycles of the non-living. I’m particularly enticed by the idea of taking something (in this case, makeup wipes) that has been discarded, something that has seen its purpose and since been dubbed refuse, and giving it a new sense of beauty. In a somewhat Duchampian manner, this body of work is concerned with taking a non-art object and turning it into art. Thus I am questioning not only the fundamental definition of art but by focusing on makeup wipes, I am also challenging the idea that waste produced by an art form cannot be significant on its own.