A.K.A. The Magician
Installation design, 2018.
With the prompt to create a design that represents an alter-ego, I returned to the figure that had captured my entire attention for the year previous: The Magician.
In the tarot, The Magician represents creation, determination, and resourcefulness. In the inverse position, it represents ill intentions, deceit, and confusion. Using these characteristics as inspiration, I created a scene within a small room that shows a brief glimpse of great ambition gone wrong. Summoning apparatuses using everyday objects (loose-leaf printer paper, compact mirrors, a laser pointer) have been left behind, leading the viewers to a burrowed hole in a fabricated wall.