These are made of tiny pieces of coal bound in copper wire. This combination of materials refers to the production and transmition of electricity and information.
Each face is presented with eyes closed, and lips parted, as if taking a breath referring to the idea that peoples consumption of materials has become as naturalized as breathing. This moment represents the potential they embody through inhaling.
Literally suspended, and figuratively frozen, in a moment of potentiality, the result of which is unclear. The works are meant as a gentle reminder to take cognisance and responsibility for what we consume and generate through this consumption.
For these works I used googled, snap shot images and combined them with images of friends in an illustrative style, iconographic of pop-culture imagery.