We are living in a world where people are beginning to value objects over their fellow man, But what happens when even the objets of society are disposable? How do the relationships we form suffer as a result?

 

This collection of oil paintings and photography serves as a visual commentary of living in a disposable society, and the destructive nature of man within it, and the consequence in how this destructive behaviour is now entering and affecting the relationships we form, and in turn how this begins to reshape our own identities. A call to empathy to examine the worth we place on others, and the worth we in-turn give ourselves as a behavioural and psychological byproduct. 

A large part of this collection consists of King's cut up portrait pantings. Here she challenges the value of luxury items over the subject- people. By painstakingly rendering each piece to a hyperreal level, only to then cut up the weeks to months of work, her hope is this practice elicits a response from the viewer to create a dialogue that dissects why we are affected by a luxury item being destroyed, but not our fellow man? The hope of this collection is to correct course with prioritizing value- an effort to challenge the current status quo of this disposable society that values object over life.

"people seem to be shocked when they see a representation of life in the form of a luxury good be destroyed, yet they have no qualms with the actual human subject undergoing the same fate. society sees time invested into a painting, has converted this to dollar signs, which has determined its overall worth, all the while they have stopped seeing the life that drives the creation process to begin with.

They ask ho could I cut up my paintings; well I ask How can you cut down your fellow man?"

 

deconstructed
deconstructed

Oil on linen cut up, reconfigured, then mounted to custom metal support. 2018.

The Tangible Manifestation Of Change
The Tangible Manifestation Of Change

Oil on linen riveted to aluminum and steel support. 2017.

Cori With An I.
Cori With An I.

Oil on linen.cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018. 56 x 36

Gravity (Alex and Alena)
Gravity (Alex and Alena)

Oil on linen cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018.

'portrait of artist'
'portrait of artist'

Oil on linen cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018. 36" wide

portrait of husband
portrait of husband

Oil on linen cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018.

I Felt Lied To
I Felt Lied To

Oil on linen riveted to aluminum and steel support. 2017. 60" x 36"

evolution of a portrait
evolution of a portrait

Oil on linen 60"x47.5" 2019 painted in collaboration with husband, Oda.

Portrait of artist as a man
Portrait of artist as a man

oil on arches oil paper, cut up, placed inside I.D card holders, reconfigured and hand riveted to panel. 2018

The Killing Of Truth
The Killing Of Truth

Oil on aluminum cut up, reconfigured then mounted to custom metal support. 2018.

The Weight Of Knowing
The Weight Of Knowing

Oil on aluminum cut up, reconfigured then mounted to custom metal support. 2018.

Oil on aluminum cut up, reconfigured then mounted to custom metal support. 2018.

Oil on aluminum cut up, reconfigured then mounted to custom metal support. 2018.

The Girl Made of Many
The Girl Made of Many

oil on linen,cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018. 36" wide

WTF
WTF

oil on linen, cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018. 36" wide

Gemini
Gemini

oil on paper, cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018.

structured
structured

Oil on linen cut up, reconfigured with copper wire. 2018.

In Another Life
In Another Life

oil on linen, cut up, reconfigured then hand riveted to custom metal support. 2018. 36" wide

pieces
pieces

pastel on paper, cut and reassembled, mounted on custom wood panels

WASTE
WASTE

Oil and garbage bag on gallery panel 36" x 48" There are bits of torn up garbage bag laid in & stretched over parts of the paint. I used oils dried on glass, peeled off, & added it to the painting surface to emulate the texture of the garbage bag. Upon close inspection, you can see textural aspects, where paint and plastic merge & become indecipherable from one another. This convergence of materials- of rubbish, & a luxury item- serves to question the transient nature of our physical wold.

Of Ash and Rubble
Of Ash and Rubble

Oil on panel 36" x 48" 2017.

Wrecked
Wrecked

oil on panel 30" x 48" 2017.

Searching For A Connection
Searching For A Connection

Photography 2017.

Disposable II
Disposable II

Photography 2017.

Disposable
Disposable

Photography 2017.

The American Dream
The American Dream

Photography 2017.

Trashed
Trashed

Photography 2017.

Underneath
Underneath

oil on panel 24" x 36" 2017.

Legacies Of Ashes And Rubble
Legacies Of Ashes And Rubble

Photography 2017.

Legacies Of Ashes And Rubble II
Legacies Of Ashes And Rubble II
Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit

Oil on panel 48"x36" 2017. Painted black and beginning to rot, this painting serves to question the excess and divide of fruitful bounty within tiered social structures and nations.