In a Material World

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David Welch is a sculptor/photographer who splits his time between Savannah, Georgia and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

His latest (and ongoing) series, Material World, is a reaction to extreme consumption, and what he calls an extreme wealth of materials in modern culture.

"My work is a response to this contemporary consumer milieu. By treating artifacts of consumer culture as readymades, I create assemblages to form pseudo monuments, or totems, that serve as precarious externalizations of culture as social biography. The totems speak of accumulation and materiality and encourage debate about consumption, media, class, gender and the ways in which we feel compelled to consume."


See more of his series here.


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