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Devin Balara
Indiana University Bloomington
Faculty Sponsor: Blane De St. Croix

Domestic Sediment
Fabric, wood
72 x 72 x 36 in.

Artist Statement

Domestic space sets the stage for perpetual self-invention through remodeling, redecorating, and re-branding the material self. Yet this individual expression relies on mass-produced objects propagated by big-box tastemakers. My work probes the conflation of nostalgia, banality, and everyday concerns behind our choices and our dysfunctional attempts to punctuate sameness with differentiation. I am drawn to upholstery remnants, paint, and other by-products of the home improvement industry, using repetitive processes and performative gestures to replace tedium with reinvention.