Fret & Focus
Fret & Focus, is a current and ongoing project that attempts to visualize and research daily concerns and worries using quasi-scientific means of collection and presentation. Microscope slides are created from physical aspects associated with the subjects of worry. They question and hope to utilize sight as a means of accessing knowledge and understanding.
Then the slides are archived and photographed. In the studio, the collected slides are inserted into various (often hand-made or rudimentary) viewing devices, then projected, magnified, traced, and scanned. The cobbled-together projectors help to enlarge and explore hidden details of collected specimens.
The specimens are collected, one each day, for a full year. One worry representing one day. Some worries may be similar or linked, but the slides are singular and unique. Each one is a specific marker of time, a specific data point.