Fabricated Reality is the body of work created for the graduation exhibition as part of my graduation requirement to earn my Master of Fine Arts degree from Lesley University.
This body of work prompts viewers to question the impact of addiction on their lives. More specifically, my work explores the complex interrelationship between the consumer, manufacturer, and mass media that has fostered the epidemic of addiction in society. Nearly every aspect of capitalist society is fabricated, and my work addresses this through the lens of drugs and addiction. Fabricated Reality is an installation of objects crafted from wood. Displayed on an unstable shelf, these objects create a sense of tension that reflects the loss of order and control that comes with addiction. In this regard, the work functions as a poignant reminder that addiction touches everyone.