I am interested in the body. I am interested in it’s object-ness, ability to adapt, politics, malleability, mutations, and evolution(s).
My sculptures reinterpret and combine elements from the human form, animals, inanimate objects, and synthetic materials. Using cast replications or constructed likenesses of the body in conjunction with other relatable objects and materials, I am able to manipulate the appearance or context of the human. I create hypothetical humanoid forms that often are uncanny enough to mimic the presence of a human, while simultaneously being bizarre in a way that dismantles the base understanding of what the human is. The forms become manifestations of imagined evolutions or mysterious mythological creatures leaving one to consider their own potential for adaptation in the future. My work often references lore, myth, and children's stories as a tool to connect with the adult viewers' unconscious manifestations of those classic, whimsical narratives. This adds a sense of comfort and levity to an otherwise, and often, grotesque or unsettling distortion of the body.
Additionally, I am curious about the material translation of the body; from flesh to synthetic, from fabricated to recycled, from whole to disjointed. How do these translations open up new questions in the work and its significance as 'post-human'? I am particularly interested in the disembodiment of form, the intelligibility of objects and materials, and how those elements together ask questions about the human experience.
Since the basis of my work exists in the realm of simulacra, layered material and conceptual elements help to deconstruct the pre-conceived idea of what the human form is. I hope to transport viewers of the work somewhere between the familiar and fantastical. My sculptures are anthropomorphic objects made through sculptural assemblage–they exist as a reflection of the human form, the will of the individual human being, and the manifestation of emotion through the corporeal.