i combined text from personal ads on craigslist with items for sale all searched for using language describing olfactory senses: smell, perfume, cologne, scent, stench, odor. i started a dummy pinterest persona only posting imagery from this collection and other scent-related searches on the pinterest site
etsy treasury lists "animalic"
at its height, etsy had a very particular networking scheme wherein it was necessary to participate in "teams." creating treasury lists including other team members was an essential part of the clique or community. i joined a few, and was invited to a few, and started creating my own series of treasuries highlighting listings that went against the the strict and limited aesthetic rules laid out by participants on the site, whether customers or sellers. most of my collections were cobbled together on a framework of scent-related terms. i then posted these treasuries on pinterest to combine social media platforms
In 2012 I had a bad bike accident. I decided to share a series of selfies via social media while recovering. I had to laugh at the the absurdity of taking a selfie to project a particular identity--artist at slumber
As the text describes this was the culmination of a Craigslist project done during my MFA studies. 2010