Installations > Dioramas of Disaster, 2017

During residencies at AIR Studio Paducah and the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, I began a series of miniature installations, which occupy smaller footprints than my previous, life-sized works. In Dioramas of Disaster, I repurposed old dollhouses, toys, and created objects to construct dioramas, which communicate narratives about domestic violence, the fragility of relationships, and trauma. This work combines my experience working with found objects and abandoned homes with the symbolic significance of child's play and early experiences as a foundation for future relationships.