"Shims: Thousands of Uses" is the title of this piece. And ain't that the truth. This originated from artist Christine Lee in her drive to use purpose-driven objects for unexpected other purposes. She states, "I explore, stretch and refine the typical associations and intended functions of mundane materials." True, shims are pretty mundane. But not here where they create a whole new landscape on a wall. The shims used in her installations are not permanently affixed to the site, so the artist reuses the same shims installation after installation, giving her purpose that much more environmental integrity.
Photo via Jaymi Heimbuch