Mitsuko Brooks
the goldmine that is in the bottom of my purse”
2014
Materials, resin, trash from my purse (medical marijuana canisters, debit cards, prescription containers, tampons, and so much more), plastic plates.
I believe in the powerful nuances of the everyday and the hidden importance of subtle monotonous moments. I collect found objects and personal discarded materials, assembling the remnants of forgotten objects into collages and sculptures. These works represent and bring to the surface notions of regret and longing.

The collages and sculptures are contemplations of everyday objects that face extinction, personal belongings rapidly transform alongside technological innovations. I collect and hold on to the detritus of personal life and the natural world for many years. Theses objects begin to narrate my personal experiences, invoking empathy and insight into human society and nature. I am interested in how epiphanies are found out of this approach of examining everyday life. Release of my own self-disgust and examination of the self are revealed through the process.

Plates filled with resin preserve trash from the bottom of my purse over the course of three months capturing the everyday detritus specific to my life in Los Angeles.
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