My practice consists of documenting, collecting, and processing objects I find in the natural spaces I explore on the outskirts of the built environment. I use photography for documentation and sculpture for recontextualization. I understand both the spaces I study and the objects I produce to be heuristics to query and denaturalize standard discourses around material consumption and the construct of the “natural” environment.

 

My work is influenced by my experiences growing up in a factory town. I was exposed regularly to the complex relationship between production and consumption and the benefits and costs of each.



 

For inquiries to purchase work or collaborate, email alexisoltmer@gmail.com