"This Is All I Can Afford" (Series)
Arranged are an array of modest items that can be found at dollar, thrift, and convenience stores.
Think about the location where these stores exist and "thrive".
They serve a small demographic, who in-turn, unaware, support the business.
Usually, local businesses reflect the community. Formula dictates: when money moves in, people without money get priced out.
This series serves as a testament to the mundane objects found (live) in your hood.
The convenience-store-menagerie represents many characteristics like social and economic statuses, interpersonal relations, and vessels of emotion.
In essence, it is a message to resist the current ebb and flow of colonization.
The recognition of the objects can truly demonstrate a closer cultural identification.
Each artifact is given an ”Article" ID acting as an evidence cataloging system of lost neighbors.