Erin Rose Johnson

The harsh winds of Mostar broke my umbrella, so I decided to dissect and recreate it using unconventional materials. In doing this, I used shoes, old bike pumps, and other objects put together with hot glue to visually represent the scars that can come with reconstructing societies post-conflict. I took my broken umbrella reconstructed the same shape, purposefully making the hot glue visible to demonstrate how while the reconstructed object takes the same shape as the previous object, the scars of its deconstruction are immensely visible in the recreated, nonfunctional product.