This installation features a series of portraits and a supporting ground-fabricated sculpture installation titled "Peak CAN" made with metal, plastic, cardboard, fiberboard, steel, polyethylene, and archival inkjet print. The bottom of the sculpture is covered in sand and measured 35.5 x 22” (the average size of a shipping container) and was placed where viewers could carefully considered the can from all angles and even touched.
From Africa to the Americas, the tin can is a ubiquitous vessel for the transit and sale of consumable goods. Typically, the surface of each can colorfully advertises the contents within. How do these mass-produced images shape our perception of what is actually inside the vessel?