Carrie Dickason
My work is a meditation on consumerism, desire and excess. It is a physical record of the material culture overloading an ever-crowded, overly manufactured world.

The layers of technology that exist within contemporary culture and how they are used in order to create a temporary desire intrigue me. What do these consumerist tendencies say about a society that chooses to manufacture items with the initial purpose of attraction, but end result of waste? What stories will be revealed to future generations by the remains of an insatiable consumer culture? Can post-consumer materials continue to attract beyond their initial use? These observations and systems of inquiry into nature and our social impact on the environment inform my work.

My intention is to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I hope that on some level the familiar, yet ephemeral qualities of the materials I use comment on the fragility and malleability of human lives and their environment. I am interested in creating objects that seduce viewers through materiality and invite them to contemplate their ideas about consumption and disposal; nature and culture; attraction and repulsion