Aurora Parish looks at labor, tools, and how our lives, though sometimes monotonous, create moments of tremendous beauty. Childs uses repetition and blasé materials to produce moments of beauty with chore based tools like the clothes iron and sewing machine. Through time-intense process and effort, the artist allows moments to happen that are analogous to a “holiday” from labor. These isolated moments occur as pigmented wax castings from cake molds, paintings produced with clothes irons, and drawings produced by sewing on paper.
I’m always collecting things
I’m never sure on what I’m going to do until I start working
Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois