Social constructions permeate our everyday existence. They form conventions that are accepted as truths. Photography has a history of participating in the creation and reinforcement of perception. I challenge the viewer to examine the reasons and choices that created these constructions. The use of utilitarian materials correlates the simplicity of the structures to the way in which a social construct operates in an unassuming and overlooked manner.
I use materials such as cardboard, paper, hair, and wire to create studio constructs. The purpose for this is to allow the viewer’s subjectivity to aid in the decoding of the images. This subjectivity allows the images to allude to issues of identity, power, control, and assimilation, all of which function within social constructs.