I have addressed the issues of private and public spaces. I have discovered a way to allow my public space practice to coexist with my private space practice so both support one another. I created interactive three dimensional graffiti pieces which I named “Sprooces.” These pieces are created with discarded objects that are re-contextualized by combining the object and altering their forms. The “Sprooces” are created to portray the illusion of serving a utile function in the city. I have appropriated terms from graffiti to help develop the language of the “Sprooce” Project; this is my exploration into the graffiti art form.
I observed and acknowledged the transition in the exchange value of the discarded objects after alterations and documentation occurred. I have been interested in the attainment of intrinsic value of an object that originally served no purpose or function. I have created interactive work in both spaces of focus. The work is an optional invitation to experience the pieces that I have created. The work will hopefully create a presence of discovery and humor for the viewer through the abstract nature of the “Sprooce” Project; creating questions of both reality and function within the city.
Humor will be addressed through deception and curiosity of intent. I want to bring awareness to the functions of utile objects to the city; to spawn an awareness and acknowledgement from the general public. I am encouraging and influencing people to alter and interact with public space through this project. I have attempted to help people become more familiar with their daily space/ This work can hopefully introduce fine art back to the general public without over-powering the general public. It is necessary to break the idea of a spectacle and for the piece to become more approachable for the public. This will be accomplished by embracing humor and the city as a setting for art.