Consumerism

Between 2004 and 2006 the work I made was a visual, and personal response to consumerism in our society. The shopping cart is an everyday object that is loaded with significance. I associate the shopping cart with over consumption, excess, and addiction. We live in a convenience oriented society where everything that we eat can easily be bought from one super store, where what is typically offered is over-packaged, disposable, synthetic and so far removed from its natural origins that it no longer has any nutritional or spiritual value. The shopping cart encourages and facilitates the compulsion to buy excessively. It is a manufactured vehicle that can only roll on manufactured ground in a manufactured environment made to contain as many items as we think we need to fill the emptiness of our souls through our mouths and wallets. In my work, the shopping cart is anthropomorphized. It represents both the consumer and the system, itself consumptive, that provides for the consumer. 

Mini Cart Preserve
Mini Cart Preserve
detail of Mini Cart Preserve
detail of Mini Cart Preserve
New Devotion
New Devotion
detail of New Devotion
detail of New Devotion
6367 Price Tags
6367 Price Tags
detail of 6367 Price Tags
detail of 6367 Price Tags
gallery shot
gallery shot
Reflex II
Reflex II
detail of Reflex II
detail of Reflex II
Bought
Bought
detail of Bought
detail of Bought
Shopper's Nightmare
Shopper's Nightmare
 detail of Shoppers Nightmare
detail of Shoppers Nightmare
Blinded by Bubbles
Blinded by Bubbles
detail of Blinded by Bubbles
detail of Blinded by Bubbles
detail of Blinded by Bubbles
detail of Blinded by Bubbles
Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader
detail of Follow the Leader
detail of Follow the Leader
Page a Lire
Page a Lire
McClure gallery installation
McClure gallery installation
pick your take
pick your take
pick your take macro
pick your take macro
pick your take side view
pick your take side view
Sugar Blossom
Sugar Blossom
detail of Sugar Blossom
detail of Sugar Blossom
Exceeding Excess
Exceeding Excess
detail of Exceeding Excess
detail of Exceeding Excess
Candy Totem
Candy Totem
detail of candy totem
detail of candy totem
boxed tree
boxed tree
detail boxed tree
detail boxed tree
paper or plastic I
paper or plastic I
paper or plastic II
paper or plastic II
paper or plastic III
paper or plastic III
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