I often generate a re-framing of the familiar in my work. I find humor in the image of a teddy bear, lounging in an overstuffed chair sipping tea in slippers, as a key chain. Does this key chain beget a longing, in the time away from home, for that very moment of leisure and peace? As it comes to bear reimagines a wayward capitalist understanding of efficiency and production. The image of a lounging teddy bear leisurely emerging out of a sheet of metal, falsely yet defiantly showing how key chains are made—they just exist.

as it comes to bear
teddy bear keychains cast in pewter, found keychains, pewter ingot
38x 42 in. photo credit: Adam Krauth
as it comes to bear (2015)