M. Blackerby's Cabinets of Curiosity
My love of language and storytelling often leads me to take a narrative approach to art; I entertain the idea of attracting a kind of voyeuristic experience with my viewers.

I work in mixed media, often creating with found objects. These come with history and character, both light-hearted and dark. But, each thing has individual memory and spark; an object frequently takes unexpected directions, as if possessing intelligence and creative expression of its own. It is precisely this unexpected result - when the common thing becomes art - that intrigues me.

In placement, I try to explore secrets connected to objects, and present or create mystery behind icons. I like the idea of resurrecting the discarded and obsolete, putting them on center-stage with a new purpose; a new life.