La Wilson’s art draws the eye to the many ordinary, tiny objects we need to function but don’t really pay attention to: buttons, pencils, corks, belt buckles, batteries, car keys and clothespins, to name a few. Wilson assembles her constructions by trial and error, using objects that appeal to her, accumulated at places like flea markets and antique shops. See more on the video below, and on the website of the John Davis Gallery, which represents her.
(Originally published 2012. Updated and re-blogged from The Art Junkie vault, 2019)