Rejected was inspired by a presentation I recently gave for art students about putting together artist proposals. I included a variety of Photoshopped images with PEX and vinyl stripes in gallery and outdoor spaces. To emphasize how many proposals I sent out in order to get exhibitions, I included many that were rejected. In the Powerpoint, I put a large red REJECTED stamp over the images. Not many students laughed, but I made the point that artists deal with rejection all the time. For Box Gallery, I collaged together various proposals for outdoor and indoor settings to create a fictitious space. The materials (tape, zip ties, straws) are a tongue-in-cheek reference to those that would be used in large-scale installations.