My work is, at the root of it all, a fascination with material objects. It is gathering tangible goods--the functional and accessible objects around me--and dissecting them, messing with them, rendering them dysfunctional or sometimes even more useful...but just in a different way. The viewer is welcomed and invited to examine the results of these experiments by touching, playing, and INTERACTING with them.
I convert objects. I pervert them. I transform them. I imbue them with a renewed purpose that I hope tickles the viewer. Or confuses them. Either way, I hope they’re unable to look at the object the same way again. If so, it is at that moment, the viewer and I are on the same wavelength, crossing space and time to occupy the same point on this earth.
All images courtesy of Virginia Chiang