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Nara Park
Maryland Institute College of Art
Faculty Sponsor: Maren Hassinger

custom-designed P.E.T. boxes, light
84 x 84 x 26 in.

Artist Statement

My work engages in a search for the lost meaning of authenticity. I use objects that imitate a natural original, such as marble-printed wallpaper, wood-grained vinyl siding, and custom-designed disposable containers printed with stone patterns. I stack hundreds of these boxes to form reflections on mortality. Though the trompe l’oeil stone effect alludes to sacred places, my sculptures are hollow. The discrepancy provokes an emotional response, intimating the transience of the physical world.