Snowglobalization Series: The Sun Never Sets in New Beijing, Greetings From Los Islamabad, and Wishing You Were Here in Tokyo De Janeiro
• 2016 • Installation Variable • Cast and hand engraved glass from 3d printed models, cement, metal, snow, postcards •
Snowglobes are perfectly frustratingly satisfying objects; they provide something mesmerizing and magical to watch yet are never truly representational of a memory or experience. These little dioramas are faux-relics from an experience; they “capture” a moment that supposedly can be recreated by a simple shake. They are the perfect platform for creating representations of cities that have never existed. In this age in which the other side of the globe is simply a click away, it seems a playground for an imaginary architect such as myself. World-famous landmarks and urban promenades can be recreated in a single print and become building blocks for empires of the future. I am consumed with daydreams of what these could be, and of places I have not yet traveled to, as every postcard or travel brochure melts together in my memories until I find myself looking for landmarks of one place in another. These new cities never stop turning, moving, buzzing, or living for as one day ends, the other begins.