My work is inspired by product advertising in interior and architectural magazines from the 1980s, which reflect the lavish and excessive lifestyles of that era.
I have combined the mediums of sculptural assemblage and photography, placing everyday product packaging within refined still life arrangements of found objects, floating and reflected in bright coloured skies. In my photography, I have attempted to elevate these everyday objects beyond the ‘common’ and include them as a subtle reminder of the commercialized society in which we exist.
Growing up as a Filipino / Australian in Western Australia, elitism and excess combined with poverty and isolation permeated my upbringing. I enjoy wandering through op-shops, flea markets and scrolling through Marketplace for the kitsch, unloved and obsolete items that were once loved or meaningful and are now considered debris.