The Detached Observer

Mixed media installation

Commissioned by Labspace studios for Sculpting New Reads, part of the Word on the Street Literary Festival


“Then, every once in a while, I’d sit back and think about what someone else would make about that little slice of my own life - if they were to take the part where I was sitting in a crumbling cabin, what kind of person would they decide I was?” - Russell Wangersky

Connecting separate items on a shopping list can reveal what someone intends to make for dinner, a fragment of their life, the same can be done with a room full of items, scraps, and furnishings ordered in a particular way. This collection reveals much about a character, who is simultaneously present and absent and the fictional space turns audience member into voyeur as they decipher clues as to who might belong there.