“Human beings lack the most basic prerequisites for relating to each other, we instead choose to define our commonality with an ever changing panoply of objects and occasions”.
I use the phenomenon of the Hot Tub as a type of metaphorical armature to examine our dependency on objects as a means to combat social inadequacies. The tub interiors have been captured in such a way as to highlight their suggestive form, yet still offer perplexing context where ambiguity and disconnect flourish. The salesrooms these photographs were taken at further advance this notion of possibility and connection through the use of artificial food and flowers. By combining the interiors and still lives a complex narrative unfolds, describing the necessity of artifice and desire for beauty that consumes our search for intimacy.
The project works as a modular system, where images can be arranged in a variety of groupings for site-specific installations, thereby challenging expectations surrounding photographic meaning and literacy. Under this consideration, single image views appear first, then followed by installation images.
 Hickey, Dave. “Buying the World”. Daedalus. Fall 2002.