1st Place recipient
“Using detritus of everyday life as material for her installations- such as old sweaters, discarded tires, or mismatched silverware- Wales alters the gallery setting in surprising ways to create a psychological context for her immersive animal landscapes.” - Abigail Satinsky, Curator DeCordova Museum.
For an extended period of time I have been working in and around the animal world exploring narrative installations, drawings and prints. My interest is in weaving a multi-layered context into a specific setting. The material I use to fabricate sculpture for these narratives is often salvaged from domestic life and has a recognizable history, recycled to provide us with unexpected connections to the animal world.