Is This What We Teach?
'Is This What We Teach?' consists of six discarded school chairs that have been completely transformed to translate a new identity and appreciation for the material. The objects get taken through a long process to reach this transformation in the aesthetic of the material. This enables the objects to be appreciated for their overall texture and shape, as a sculptural form, rather than being recognised as a chair and the connotations that they hold. I am concerned with how objects can become so easily wasteful; how thousands of these school chairs will get made and then become so easily discarded of. I am interested in the fact these are unified objects that have now become unique sculptural forms. Each sculpture is accompanied by another discarded object that is not recognised as any object in particular other than an industrial type material. These objects have not been changed in any way and have been kept in their original state, the way they were found. The objects together show a contrasting relationship in aesthetics but both are discarded materials. The sculptures are ever-changing depending on the discarded objects I find and the space the work is exhibited in.