When I began my research for my senior thesis at the College for Creative Studies I wanted to create a web archive of images that concentrated on my aesthetic obsession: pink. (www.pink-research.tumblr.com). Over the years I have carefully chosen thousands of images and videos that have content that is based heavily on pink. I am always searching for information and images that apply to the use of this color in a contemporary concept and I continue to archive these daily. I think about pink constantly.
For my ofrenda altar at the Detroit Institute of Arts, my intention was to take a contemporary approach and create an altar based around pink objects. I wanted to bring the web archive to life and make it tangible while also adding to the concept that it is an altar to which I am showing everyone that this is what is most important to me, this color manifesting itself into physical objects and into a display to commemorate its constant exposure.