Golden Boys in Bad Shape, resin cast figure with Pez, polymer clay, hand-dyed carpet, slime, (0:52), 2019
Soul Fibbing, sculpted and cast paper pulp, wood, polymer clay, hand-dyed carpet, 98"x36"X28" (left) 90"x41"x35" (right), 2020
My work is comprised of video, print and paper sculpture installation that explores the psychological impact of perception, relationship dynamics and societal expectation. With this work, I am particularly interested in the nuanced and seemingly contradictory state of ease and tension present in our everyday social lives. I’m navigating the complex connection between the constant flux of control and subversion of power dynamics indicative of even the most casual relationships, as well as the psychological consequences: how our perception of self, effects our perception of our environment. With this body of work, I explored new modes of presentation and installation, approaches which constitute pseudo-discrete installation-based sculpture though also are in clear conversation with one another. Through this multiplicity of approach and perspective, I create simulated and fragmented environments which symbolize and hyperbolize the consequences of relationship dynamics, lapses in communication, and even the most casual faux pas, leaving the viewer to question their own realm of influence.