Extrinsic Motivation

This piece explores the notion of storage. As Americans, we are granted the luxury of having space. With this space comes a sense of freedom to collect objects, often beyond the capacity of being able to house all of them, either physically or emotionally. We feel the need to keep the excess objects; perhaps it is comforting to have extra belongings. Maybe they carry a sentimental value but are no longer useful or practical. Maybe the objects are stored temporarily in a time of transition. The objects in this installation are ghostly remnants, decayed and mutated things that are no longer useful. In a consumer-based society, one must deal with physical possessions daily and rationalize their relationship to these objects. This piece explores our relationship to objects that are no longer physically in our lives and how they decay, in our memories and in space.