"Today, a large part of our working class is made up of temporary workers and the majority of these workers are Latino. I wanted my collage to showcase the industries that function through temp work and represent how valuable these industries are to us as American consumers. I wanted the collage to be a plate you could hold in your hand because it represents service. When there is food in front of you, regardless of how it got there, a service is provided to you and your body. You will live another day. "
"I wanted to represent the hospitality industry in my collage since my attention to temporary workers started with that industry. I placed these images inside of the bowl. I wanted to inspire thoughts about standards of service and the expectations Americans have when we can put our comfort in the hands of others. Accommodations should happen promptly, concerns responded to immediately and attentively, and any mess cleaned up for us. When we eat at a restaurant, enjoy a vacation in a nice hotel, or even use any public service, we are so obsessed with our own experience that everyone around us turns into robots. Their humanity and lives outside of work are of no concern. Entitlement follows anything we put our money towards. I paid for this; I deserve to make it all about me. On the outside of the bowl, I wanted to comment on America’s overconsumption. Ordering products online is common practice today and we expect our goods to be delivered to us in days, even the same day sometimes. We are blinded by our need for these products that we don’t ask how exactly we are getting these things."