Shelf Life  2011  (shelf, bread) 

A shelf displays a long line of compressed bread loaves.  The bread isn’t intended for consumption but rather as a presentation for contemplating what consumption does as it provides comfort and life sustenance. Here the bread is displayed like books on a shelf, bridging the two commonplace objects, viewing both as basic sources of nourishment.  Nourishment is something we need over and over, day after day.  Presented here is an abundance of bread.  There is even more bread than such a long shelf can hold as it has to be compressed to fit.  Yet the need for more nourishment whether for physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional need is never fully satisfied.  These nourishments always become depleted and soon enough need to be replenished again.