I wrap in order to hold myself together in a chaotic world. Wrapping tape around objects from my life is a personal metaphor for aging and transformation. Abstracted figures emerge organically and show me how I am feeling, make me laugh and allow me to feel my joy and my grief. The transparent figures catch and hold the natural light. The lines map my thoughts.
The objects in the sculptures; pill bottles, vitamin bottles, used masks, old lamps that still work, spice racks, and dishwasher parts are relics from my life and my time. Discovering them in an artwork is unexpected. Why is one piece filled with pill bottles titled Target or another with a radio and a humidifier titled Why Not? Are these pieces meant to embody the values of today or are they attempts to rethink our priorities?
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.