Dream Room: Sort It Out
Dream Room: Sort It Out (Detail)
Above: Front Cover of box
Below: Backside of box
Front and back covers of Dream Room: Sort It Out accompanying risograph booklet
Interior of booklet depicts drawings of the felt objects as well as short, humorous phrases reflecting my feelings about them
About the Work
Dream Room (sort it out) is part of my exploration of a life-long discomfort surrounding space and objects. I have never felt truly moved in to a space, despite living in the same room in the same house for my entire life. In ways that I have not yet fully considered, my house and the objects within it have played a pivotal role in my life, particularly in terms of my art. This work begins to address the overwhelming feeling of having too much stuff. The felt objects hardly all fit in their room. The risograph booklet, reminiscent of game instructions, offers a short phrase for each object, expressing a dislike for the way the object exists in my life. I love all of these objects, but I still have worries or dislikes surrounding them. Looking at archives of furniture catalogues, museum exhibits, and old toys informed my work.