Series of Works completed in 2013
Objects of replication:
Standard role of clear bubble wrap
Role of clear packing tape
Standard packing tape gun
Styrofoam pink packing peanuts
Packing materials are essential and used often in the context of the gallery, where art objects are either getting shipped, packaged or unpacked. Materials normally used to pack and protect precious art objects are now transformed into the art object itself. These hand carved packing materials are presented in the gallery as a mass manufactured object, a form of commodity mimicry. With the use value removed the replicated objects are re-positioned within the territory of the ornamental.There is a shift in perception upon the discovery that the seemingly overlooked is now the object of interest, where what appear to be ordinary packing materials is hand carved in Alabaster Stone.