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STUCK

Site-specific installation Inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, 9 x 12 feet “Stuck” is a large-scale photomural commissioned for the exhibition Layers Shifting (2018) at the Sofia City Art Gallery in Bulgaria. The work is loosely based on web- sourced images that document recent natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes that affect a range of communities throughout the US. A popular escape vehicle depicted in these images is the inflatable mattress, covered with animal cages, coolers, plastic bags, kids and pets. When I looked around, I found all these items in my own home surroundings—camping gear used mostly for leisure activities, now seen anew as a survival kit. The piece is a reflection on our precarious living conditions, affected by climate change, and the realization that things can dramatically shift overnight, turning play into tragedy.