Walk-Ins Welcome was a collaborative exhibition at Untitled Art Society with Melissa Wong.
The medical office waiting room is a thinking space. In design and function, this space encourages the anxious mind to wander, imagining the possible and impossible outcomes of the visit. While thought can lead to productive action, this state of mind meanders between the rational and irrational, and traps the thinker in a place of passive redundancy. Time is consumed, but there is no resolved outcome.
By combining both factory-made and handmade, the value of such objects is questioned. In a world that is overrun with the mass-produced, process-oriented and time-consuming ways of making are often seen as absurd. While making such objects, the mind can enter a state of contemplation that is documented in the object itself. In the setting of the waiting room, textiles act as a physical manifestation of repetitive thought patterns.