Metal, black paint, yellow and transparent card protectors, transfer tracing paper and A-Z plastic dividers
14 ¼“ L by 10 ½“ W by 11”H
My piece Rolodex takes an object that is synonymous to the sum of a person’s accumulated contacts, but instead of people’s names I explore all the words that we associate with the word “power” and “hope”. All the words are typed in braille to highlight how these two words are mostly invisible forces in our lives.
This obsolete object functions as a vault. It keeps the way we take decisions because we seek to be powerful. It keeps our hopes, that as we elect our representatives, they will exercise the power of our common values. It holds the hope that the we have some power over the uncertainty of our lives. It holds the gravitational forces that push and pull are daily actions.