This photograph is from a set of four images called “Human Clutter.” It was my final project for Peter Nelson’s Photo II class.
Today, art functions not as two dimensional imagery, but rather as a medium through which ideas and questions are communicated to others. In this series, I wanted to overwhelm the viewer with inescapable clutter that has effortlessly become a part of everyday life for most Americans. At which point do we, as participants in a highly materialistic and consumerist society, lose awareness of our belongings as single entities? When does our identity fall victim to the overpowering mass of these possessions?