I am a father. I am a husband. I am a provider and subsequently a producer. I am a consumer. I am an individual and a number.
My work is a diacritic account of the residue of my participation in a system of mass production. Using time as a reference and materials gleaned from my own consumptive habits, the work investigates where private ritual and mass production intersect.
Vignettes of detritus chronicle what is most important to me as a new father: mindfulness, a sense of nurturing, devotion, love and providing a unique experience for my family by creating a meal. What is also visible, are the remnants of what I try to avoid: the mass produced.
A six, month subscription to a daily newspaper is reduced to individual blocks. Serial production works with the element of time to create a visual comparison of the mass of an item consumed.
I simultaneously assume the roll of consumer, producer, individual and number. Through the examination of what is consumed I hope to spur people to question the roles they play in a system of mass production.
Photos and press release for this artist.
Residency: February 2005 - April 2005
Art Exhibition: Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23
Patrick Haywood's website