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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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”.