This work looks at the image in contemporary culture. I am interested in the image’s context-driven potential to become something other than what it was intended to be, as in the souvenir or the meme, and in its heightened susceptibility to conceptual shifts through tagging. My recent work focuses on generic and heavily used imagery in relation to the objects that they find themselves on. I am interested in how the object-vehicle for the image affects the way in which we perceive that image. image01, its untitled counter parts, and Statue Mugs are examples of this image to object relationship.

Lillian Handley
February 2013