In this installation, I placed mirrored surfaces on everyday items (a clock, a keychain hanging on the wall, and a pair of shoes) and positioned them to reflect a ladder made out of knotted Star Trek sheets from my childhood. I am interested in how the mundane physical acts humans do every day without thinking, such as putting on their shoes, can allow for a momentary collapse in conscious time and create an entry point for fantasy and escapism. But I also wonder if the "waking dream" is in danger of extinction, as digital forms of escapism become the most common and tempting ways of "not being present" in modern society.

sheet, sneakers, key and keychain, clock, mirrored plexiglass