You and I

You and I (2016) comprise objects conceived from my memories of playing with my autistic sister. The remakes are scaled to adult size, made from fabric and wood and painted (?) chroma-key green. They are a present absence, like a memory. When we were children, the toys had simultaneous functions – a tunnel was a place for us to hide from “the monster” (our dad) while building my sister’s strength and sense of space. I continue to use this doubleness where both hiding and fortification happen in pathways both mental and physical.