Dana Sikkila
My work displays through visual repetition, the obsessive relationships between a woman and her best friends, whom she can not live without. Objects, insects, and animals provide her companionship, creating coves of comfort and ease. Her personal honesty motivate the work, depicting the absence of self control within the female mind. Animals and objects begin to take on human characteristics and interact in unconventional domestic situations built inside the white-walled gallery. Through printmaking and large scale installation the viewer is confronted with these obsessive natures. Repeating images move from wall to wall, showcasing a larger form deriving from one single shape. These installations overtake the vertical surface, turning atypical tendencies into a humorous, almost adorable mental mess; which represents the psyche, conjuring these problems onto thousands of pieces of paper and products.