Making Magic | July 2019 | Group Exhibition | Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
What is magic? Can magic be made, bought? How many faceted quartz crystals, fragrant floral teas, and mystical messages delivered via Amazon-purchased incense diffusers diffusing before magic manifests? Much of magic is hidden labor - clicks of a button transmogrify into tangible things on our doorsteps, flips of switches transmute dark into light. Life in abundance, seasons shedding and shuddering into a new cycle, green new growth - all these things take work not apparent to the naked eye, and often not attributable to a single entity or source. All elements of this installation were mass manufactured in far away lands by unseen hands, and combined by the artist into this participatory installation.