Fine Arts

Broken Tools

Description

I have always been drawn to bits of used, discarded commodity culture. As with people, I wonder why incomplete, flawed things have to be any less worthy than their complete counterparts.

Here I have collected broken tools, then 'mended' them in absurd ways. They are now irreverent and gleefully disregarding of their original purposes. I examine, through them, the roles of perfection and brokenness in commodity culture.

 

2014
Broken tools, fabric, thread, plastic and paper packaging, glue, tape, toolbox
Dimensions variable (9 objects)

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