Tory Fairs new body of work represents her ongoing interest in depicting those fleeting moments lost in thought or as experienced in a dream state, glimpses where the subconscious surfaces within the daily rigors of the mundane. Far from being latent or passive, Fair views these ambiguous moments as significant, loaded with meaning and inspiration, an essential byproduct of the mind that signifies our highly-developed thought processes making often incomprehensible connections.
Whereas Fairs previous sculptures captured her own body in moments of contemplation while walking, driving, sleeping; her new body of work strives to capture common interactions we have with everyday objects -- reading, gazing into a mirror, watching TV and how such daily routines are rife with opportunities for unexpected moments of utter clarity and inspiration.
In addition to past materials of resin and aluminum, Fair introduces sage leaves, the rainbow motif, and crystal gems to her sculpture-making process, in turn appropriating the fanciful and mystical association commonly held with those materials. To Fair, crystals convey a sense of desired transformation, elevating the mundane identity of the common object to a possible portal or vortex for the incalculable.