My work questions contemporary fairy tales through materiality and metaphor. Pill bottles, vitamin bottles, used masks, old lamps that still work, spice racks, and dishwasher parts are recognizable. Although viewers have personal relationships with many of these items, discovering them in a sculpture is unexpected. The sculptures ask questions of the viewer. Why is a sculpture filled with pill bottles titled Target or one one with a radio and a humidifier titled Why Not?
Using tape as art material provides endless possibilities for bandaging, containing, mending and preserving. Opaque, translucent and transparent, tape has the potential to both obscure and reveal what is held within. The fluorescent, pop colors call for attention, while the transparent and translucent layers beckon the viewer to peer inside. From a distance, the embedded objects appear as color, but move closer and they reveal themselves.
Martha Chason-Sokol is an artist living and working in Everett, MA. She is on the Everett Arts Council and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association.