Update from Mana Studios | Christina Dietz

Collecting and saving, also known as hoarding, has always been a fundamental part of my studio practice. I am known to accumulate bits and pieces of junk, trash, leftover wrappers, and odd materials in general. During my residency at Mana, I’ve accumulated scrap wood, foam, coffee ground pucks (courtesy of Dominic Sansone), a cast iron pot, Cheetos bags, dozens of egg shells, and various bits of appendages I’ve steadily been making. In the studio, I tend to play and tinker, combining bits of this and that to make a Frankenstein creation, an assemblage of sorts. I’ve been making and acquiring a large library of “parts” but the tricky step is seeing how they all come together. Continue reading