installation view, Boise Art Museum
This Installation depicts a group of six contemporary teens engaged in their communication method of choice -- texting. Cast from actual teens and holding real cell phones, they are clothed in hand-sewn hoodies and needle-felted jeans. This familiar "uniform" of contemporary youth points to the safety of conformity at a time of personal upheaval and social awkwardness. How electronic media impacts the behavior and mindset of this group at such a developmental juncture is the focus of this work.