The Melancholy of Objects

The Melancholy of Objects is an extension of a larger body of work which explores the role of common objects –house plants, books, appliances, and keepsakes- as signifiers for personal and cultural identity through the lenses of domestic spaces, second-hand sales, and the personal collection. This exploration investigates the innate agency of “things” to affect our identify, memories, and recollections. In The Melancholy of Objects, the use of a monochromatic color scheme alludes to a darkness or an emptiness that can be found in the depths of isolation and nostalgia.