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    The valuation of the domain is continually assessed by routine behaviors and habits; chairs with the arm rests worn down, sofa cushions sinking from body weight, scuff marks on the front door, stains and scratches. I have an underlying intention to conceal evidence of previous use, claiming these things as my own. The core of my practice involves selective acts of deconstruction and re-assemblage, which challenge associations of function and offer an uncanny observation of the domain experience. Through a process of controlled deconstruction, I dismantle the functionality of an object, thus remove evidence of the previous owner. The progression of inflicting damage, enacting repair and resurfacing materials are methods of claiming ownership and territory. My sculptural and installation work reevaluates the discarded and abandoned contents of the dwelling, specifically the furnishings and architectural elements, which I utilize to define territory and offer an alternate observation of function.

    Through the pursuit of place and claiming of territory my practice is becoming extensively transient and responsive to the development of site-specific interventions to architecture and objects in a state of decay.