As an object maker, I am attracted to objects that retain cultural identities, obvious stereotypes. Through my work, I explore the cultural and sAs an object maker, I am attracted to objects that retain cultural identities, obvious stereotypes. Through my work, I explore the cultural and social underpinnings of both the decorative and the functional object. I am also curious about the perception of objects and how our views and understanding of forms are based on our knowledge and past experiences. In my work, I use pop cultural icons such as  Mickey Mouse and Hello kitty to demonstrate this idea.ocial underpinnings of both the decorative and the functional object. I am also curious about the perception of objects and how our views and understanding of forms are based on our knowledge and past experiences. In my work, I use pop cultural icons such as  Mickey Mouse and Hello kitty to demonstrate this idea.

 

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object study
object study

earthenware, 8"x6"x6" each. I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

object study
object study

felt, 8"x6"X6" each 2002. I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

object study
object study

Wax, 8"x6"x6" each, I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

PICT0022
PICT0022

Wax, 8"x6"x6" eachwax 8"x6"x6" each. I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

object study :2D
object study :2D

I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

PICT0010
PICT0010

felt, 8"x6"x6" each.I mixed the two icons physically, using different sizes of Mickey Mouse’s ears and Hello Kitty’s head in different configurations. I challenged the viewer’s perception by examining the line between “cute” and “strange”; “familiar” and “unfamiliar”.

object study installation view, 2002
object study installation view, 2002
object study installation view, 2002
object study installation view, 2002
object study installation view, 2002
object study installation view, 2002