Reflecting on our current national and international state of communication, I wanted to address social interaction and at times lack thereof. In building a table structure I sought to create a metaphor for the various social interactions I observe and also social interactions I feel we should strive for. Through raising or lowering the four surface “wings” of the table I designed, different meanings emerge. The changeable configurations represent: Alone/Apart, Separate/Divided, Include/Discuss, and Together/United.
Everyday interaction, purposeful interaction. Impact overlaps as we affect one another through our encounters and evolve.
Contemplating further installation of Table Talk, I decided to set the piece up in my own dining room. I went on to photographically document my personal interactions around this table over the course of a year. The resulting interwoven tapestry, Around the Table (Social Fabric), signifies overlapping friendships and relationships, the sharing of living space in Washington D.C., and also personal change as I moved out of/was displaced from a house I had occupied for 10 years and resettled in a new home.