MARY NAGLE Statement
Found objects are the raw materials for my work, disgarded materials and objects, both
man-made and natural; things that have been thrown away, given away, fallen away or
worn away. I am drawn to and explore the possibilities of materials that display a richness
of visual qualities, sometimes marked by use and time, carrying the patina of their history.
These objects and materials tell their own stories, or, can suggest imagined stories.
The process involves manipulating, combining, and reworking, resulting in compositions
and part- invented non-functional objects that are inspired by the inherent aesthetic of
the found object itself.
In this work I acknowledge the issues related to mass production and disposal in an
increasingly consumerist world.