Maureen McCourt

In my work I create subversively soft situations/objects that engage the viewer in conversations and participation. I am interested in the democratic relationship practiced through the orientation of the participant in my work. My work challenges notions of gender, capitalism and the hierarchy of institutions through my use of “passive gestures” such as knitting, baking and my skillful use of a hot glue gun. The use of “passive gestures” becomes a device to invite interactions within the environments, which I occupy and/or create.