Kimberly Ellen Hall

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I want to encourage people to form a connection with the objects in their everyday lives, in hope that people will have a deeper appreciation for what they already have.

Kimberly Ellen Hall is a seasoned trash-picker, and used RAIR’s studio to make hundreds of quick, observational small and large-scale black ink drawings of household objects she collected the tipping yard. Kimberly thought of these drawings as indirect portraits of the people who once owned the objects. Off-site and after her residency, Kimberly’s drawings of discarded shoes, watches, matchboxes, magazine covers, Christmas ornaments and kitchen utensils became screen prints for a series of repeatable tile wallpaper patterns. Placing objects removed from houses back into homes in the form of wallpaper,  Kimberly was motivated by the idea of “tricking people into loving trash.”