Studies in Convulsion

STUDIES IN CONVULSION was spurred by a partial inner tube found at the side of the road on a cross-country road trip. The object embodied the cycle of production from rawness to refinement and back to decay. The rubber scrap’s pliability and strength called for reshaping into a more organic form, implying its trajectory to decay. The reshaped and laboriously stitched object also becomes fetishistic, alluding to society’s addiction to transportation and convenience at the cost of natural resources. The openings with spilling cords evoke a liminal state between life and death.