Collection From Canal Street The works in my portfolio are composed from the debris off the sidewalks of Canal Street in Chinatown, New York where the counterfeit designer market thrives off bargain seeking tourists. The collecting took place between September 2007 and February 2010. My initial interest was merely the individual watch links I saw lying on the ground as I would come and go from work. I found there was more going on than just fake Rolexes and began compulsively picking up Coach, Louis Vuitton, keys from the suitcases vendors use, and most anything else shiny off of the dirty sidewalks. I would often pry objects out of the dirty crevices. Each item was like a prize or treasure because of its fallacy. The work refers to jewelry, accessories, purses, and scarves and are made in that language, but lack any such function. Louis, Louis, Louis serves a document for the quantity of trade over a duration of time. I strive to maintain a balance between my own creative impulses while revealing the essence of each object. Tags, clasp, box, and cloth were all found objects. The forged brass was of my making.
Watch Link Bracelets These bracelets are a part of on ongoing series of one of a kind acrylic paint bracelets. Molds were taken from Watches, Watches a larger tapestry of over 1500 watch links found over 39 months. Each bracelet is a fragment of the collection in one month of 2009. Please visit the store for more images and for purchase.