The conflict between fascination and fear within the oddities found on our own planet create voids in which uncanniness overwhelms. Through her work, Mackenzie creates spectacles of these curiosities by forcing a confrontation – an experience that acts as a unique and impactful encounter. The narratives within her work tell the willfully ignored stories of the vestigial beings that exist beyond what our senses can comprehend. She parades these curiosities, not necessarily despite their uncanniness, but because of it. While the uncanny evokes uneasiness, Mackenzie toys with the relationship between attraction and repulsion to force the viewer to deliberate on the oddities before them by creating atmospheres of feeling where intrigue and repulsion contest for dominance. Her work explores a void, both physical and psychological where we are faced with the unknowns that exist in the spaces where we cannot – whether microscopic, historic, or within areas of our planet that are uninhabitable by humans. Within her production work, Mackenzie prides herself on creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces that withhold a high standard of quality. Each piece holds more meaning than just aesthetics – each work tells a narrative – so when you’re investing in your new décor, you’re gaining ownership of a piece of a larger story.
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