Amanda Mulcahy is a Chicago native who fancies herself an urban naturalist, collecting and documenting the minutiae of daily life for further studio study. She has been examining the detritus that has been steadily accumulating in the surrounding neighborhood, specifically disposable plastics. By suspending single-use materials in her work, this contemporary trash has been transformed into fossil-like pieces reflecting what our times will leave behind.
As of late, she has been at home like everyone else. She has put her own home under the same lens collecting and capturing the symbols and methods of her 4 year old, and 2 year old children. Her thoughts have begun to shift from what will we leave behind to what will build together?