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The Human Objects series takes a satirical look at how we objectify humans and humanize objects. How much face time do we spend with people in the world around us compared to the time spent staring at a screen? Do you know more about Siri than you do of the people you see on a regular basis, perhaps working behind an espresso bar?

Awarded as the Second Best of Show in the 2014 OSF Fine Arts Competition, and Third Place in the Yeiser Art Center's Through the Lens competition, one image in this series has been fully completed as a 36" square wall installation.  Intended to mimic current pop technology, this nearly monochromatic print is encased within a 1” block of clear acrylic. Facial identity is hidden in much the same way one’s face may be obscured with a tablet device interrupting the view. The symmetry is strong, yet organically imperfect (notice alignment of the chin, reflection in the bowl, freckles, and slight unevenness in the shoulders).

This artwork offers a reminder to recognize the uniqueness within each of us and to remain mindful of our relationship with technology.