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PLAYMATES

The fabric and found object assemblages in the series Playmates are intended to be simultaneously adorable and repulsive, humorous and pathetic, child-appropriate and obscene. Alluding to an unmanageable surplus of non-essential consumer products, their presentation as theatrical spectacle references the science-fictional hypothesis of inanimate materials mutating into a new life force that is a continuing theme in my work. The huggable, plush toy scale of these objects, with their visual and tactile appeal, combines with an uncanny, often disturbing aesthetic, to create a tension that reflects the precarious balance between comfort and overindulgence that drives consumer culture.