Laurie Frick - Phone Placebo
In our technology-driven era, where the cell phone has become an omnipresent extension of ourselves, Laurie Frick's "Phone Placebo" series provides a fascinating commentary. Each kiln-fired glass piece, mirroring the dimensions of a standard smartphone, acts as a tangible, physical placebo to the digital void we experience when not holding our phones. These artworks serve as a pacifier, a soothing balm to our tech-anchored anxieties, allowing us to pause and reflect on our relationship with our devices. The tactile nature of the glass pieces invites the viewer to engage in a sensory experience that is often lost in our touch-screen world. "Phone Placebo" is not just a collection of art; it's a social experiment, challenging us to consider our dependence on technology and encouraging a return to physicality.