The surfaces of the works in my series In Search of Beauty (2019-2020) contain thousands of tiny components, each containing a fragment of information or imagery from mass marketing tools promoting the constructs of beauty, wealth and taste. In Search of Beauty physically dismantles and deconstructs these conventions, rearranging them as repeated elements in patterns. The work is inspired by plant forms, architectural details, and geometric applications of design, advancing my interpretation of beauty.

This project departs from my usual practice of shredding catalogs and mailings and sorting each shred by color, which allowed complete control over my palette. Each piece from In Search of Beauty uses a single catalog, allowing individual pieces to reference a particular product, business or service, creating a cultural association that replaces manufactured notions with a personal vision.