Installation

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The series of plastic plates Quasi-Delft Bequest (2014-Present) challenges preconceived notions of material worth and a more extensive breadth of an heirloom. This series of permanent marker drawings depicts traditional Delft designs along with contemporary subject matter and landscapes on plastic plates and poses conflicting messages of artistry, craft, and collecting through the use of a “disposable” material. The idea of this “collection” being handed down to heirs also speaks to the consumption of resources, accumulation of household objects, and a broader context of what we will leave behind for the next generation. The use of the Delftware designs reinforces the conflict of authenticity and the economic value of the art while challenging the use of historical patterning for the sake of decoration.