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This group of artwork investigates consumer values, gender roles, and cultural identity through the lens of America's most affordable commodities, including dollar store replicas, thrift shop purchases, and repurposed consumer waste. As individuals within a consumer economy, our identity is both constructed and expressed by the objects we own. In contrast to notions of the unique or individual self, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, the cars we own - all are products of the greater socio-culture to which we belong.  While we may choose to buy certain objects or demonstrate that we are capable of buying them, as consumers our sense of self is partially created by what we own.



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