My second image depicts a single flower growing out of a raised garden box. Under the box, we see the layers of objects and dirt that have produced only one flower. I needed this image to talk about what we expect to do with our objects once we’ve got them. This is a powerful relationship that relies on the transformative power we trust objects to have. This image uses the meta-phor of planting to represent the joys that we intend to reap from the objects we store away.
Presumably the things in our storage spaces are still useful, and still offer us options that we wouldn’t have without them.
Its also curious to note, that here the object that was just new and shiny a moment before, once it reaches the shelves in our home, has become a part of the organic matrix that is our home. In this image I suggest that we voluntarily commit our shiny new things and ideas to everyday wear and tear. Use will instantly devalue our objects, divorce them from the ideal state that induced a purchase in the first place. We still get a reward- this flower, a product, but it is not quite the reward we intended to purchase.
Ultimately whatever things end up in your home will be pushed fur-ther and further down into your collection of things. This is the fate that the geometric shapes at the bottom of the image are suffering. It will be harder and harder to for them to produce the desired effects, the further from light and the deeper into our closets they go. Ultimately everything that passes through our hands will reach the landfill.
The planter box represents our home, and the idea that we use our home to contain- and to put a lit on- the things we own.
I view this as one of the most hopeful images in my series. We here is where we can influence the most positivity with the things we possess. This image focuses on where we interact with objects actively. At this stage the effects of advertizing start wearing off, and we assign our own signs and symbols to the things we own.
|Type of Work||Digital Illustration|
|Dimensions||22 x 30 in.|
|Subject Matter||icon, flower, box|
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