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Vanessa Diaz

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

Repetitive descents down a stairway, sofa cushions sinking from body weight, a footpath matted into the hallway carpet, dust collecting on stacked objects, the height of a light switch on the wall…. My practice explores routine interactions of the residential experience to further develop strategies of customizing objects and architecture as a method of claiming space.

I utilize scavenged furnishings and architectural elements in specific combinations, offering an anti-conventional association of home décor. In altered positions and unpredictable physical circumstances common objects distort the expected perceptions of daily use and comment on customary living habits.

Through site-specific installation, sculpture and video my work explores diverse approaches to customizing architecture, nomadic definitions of boundaries and various indicators that define personal territories.

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