Medicine Cabinet #4 : Health Insurance, mixed media (Graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage, string), 2020 - ongoing
Medicine Cabinet #7 : Immigration, mixed media (graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage, string), 2020 - ongoing
Medicine Cabinet Series is part of an ongoing drawing project that centers on the research and documentation of current events, policy & legislation, and personal histories since the election of our current Administration. I am interested in understanding the intimate, complex, and ultimately unknowable relationship between national politics and personal experience- specifically, how architectural space, objects, and the body play a role in the struggle for human rights. Everyday artifacts become charged with meaning in political landscapes, just as memory latches onto simple things: the stair, the bed, the lock, the floor. The drawings explore how such architectural elements are used as tools (to enforce, to cope) and the many ways these are defined and experienced by governments, institutions and individuals. All of the drawings in the series are conceived of as ‘living documents’ that have no set end; instead, they continue to be revised and developed as new information emerges.