In the photo series “Jean,” I upholster common household objects with scraps of denim. I consider the fabric an integral part of what is fashionable and covetable. Adorning the objects with denim heightens their visual interest and desirability, but ultimately renders the objects useless. The exterior is transformed, but the objects’ innate functionality is lost in the process.

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