What do Justin Bieber, Aliens and the E. Coli Bacteria have in common…?   From the moment that the exhibition cuator, Jill Nuckles, asked me to be a part of  Obsession  I became obsessed with finding a distinct approach to the subject. To me obsession is like a cerebral magnifying glass, exaggerating and distorting the object of one’s fixation to a larger-than-life scale. I picked three representations of obsession; celebrity, conspiracy theory, and excessive hand washing - a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While researching for this series I found online comment boards which became the inspiration and background text for the pieces. By crafting these objects of fixation and simulating the perceived magnification, these pieces can give the audience a better understanding of obsession.
  ALIENS: Conspiracy Theory Obsession  Mixed Media, felt, embroidery thread, laser print, plastic magnifying lens, mirror frame Background text sourced from “Turk184” post on Conspiracy Theories and Hoaxes   E-COLI BACTERIA: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  Mixed Media: felt, embroidery thread, laser print, plastic magnifying lens, mirror frame Background text sourced from “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)” message board on the Health Boards   JUSTIN BEIBER: Celebrity Obsession  Mixed Media: felt, embroidery thread, laser print, plastic magnifying lens, mirror frame Background text sourced from “Do U LOVE Justin Bieber???” on Go To Quiz
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