Hopes and Dreams II, 2018
Created many months after Hopes and Dreams I, Hopes and Dreams II, reinterprets </3 through the lens of retrospect. Hopes and Dreams II, is a diptych depicting Hopes and Dreams I – a decoupaged USB softly cloaked in dried flowers, small script, and a little bit of Copenhagen – from 3 angles (left), and a QR code linking to the glitched, digital innards of an unfinished artistic project with a former flame (right). By glitching the ephemeral remnants, this piece simultaneously removes identifiable markers, and subtly points to the way time disrupts memory.
2018 </3 , SF LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA
2018 Hopes and Dreams I
Hopes and Dreams I, 2018
USB drive, dried daisies, paper, ink, modge podge
This collage is a tongue and cheek homage to making peace with one’s “hopes and dreams”. On the surface, it’s sweet – a technological object softly cloaked in dried flowers, small script, and a little bit of Copenhagen. But beneath the surface, it hides disillusionment. The USB is from [redacted], the preserved Valentine’s Day flowers from [redacted]. The object itself, a discarded piece of technology is quick, fragile, and disposable just like human beings in capitalism and love in today’s society. Theoretically useful, but incomplete, serving no function. Yet, by shrouding these found objects in the careful art of decoupaged nature; peace is restored, and power is reclaimed.
The USB itself contains the digital remnants of a collaborative piece with a bygone cutie that was never finished as the relationship dissolved. Concurrent to the start of </3, Hopes and Dreams I, has been sent on a restorative creative sabbatical in Palm Springs to an environmental art museum that teaches children about the Four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility.
2018 April in Paris, S.C.R.A.P. Gallary, Indio, CA
2018 </3, SF LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA (in absentia)
2018 Hopes and Dreams II