In the "Car Portraits" series I not only want to show off the awesome design and styling of cars and trucks through the early and mid parts of the 20th. century but I want to capture some of that story of ownership. In the “Secondhand Stories” series I am looking at tools and toys that have “lived” a life and have the “scars” to show for it."
"I've always been fascinated with the industrial revolution. I love the ingenuity of humans. We are always looking to find ways to overcome obstacles or to improve on what we do to make things more efficient. One thing that I am looking at as an artist is our relationship to those machines and the products of mass production. It’s fascinating how people have a way of personalizing inanimate objects. We have a way of taking something that was mass-produced and making it something unique and personal to us. Ownership and use of an object i.e., tools toys or machinery leave an impression or a mark that speaks to that person and how they used it or cared for it."
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