highlight their function

We encounter common objects everyday but often ignore or take for granted the purpose for which they are designed or exist. I seek to employ these axiomatic objects in my sculpture. I want to highlight their function and bring them back into our contemplative view. By using these objects as materials, I am able to create comparisons between their functions and the places where they are employed. I have continued this strategy by creating my own historical highway markers. Rather than marking events of local or national significance, I make markers for people to observe the important events of their lives. These markers are intended to confront viewers’ notions of place and connect them to the events in the lives of others.