Decay, infection, and the act of wounding are all themes that I explore in my work using them to negotiate dialogues with the built world and ourselves.
My work uses visual languages to subtly disrupt readings of interior and exterior in the body and the built environment, as well as examining the relationships between ideology and the physical conditions of space. The idea of the subtle abjection; a way of transgressing the viewer quietly, is a central theme to my work. I am interested in how a transgressive force can be seductive or even benign but still disturbing on another level: subverting traditional separations between attraction and repulsion.
In sculpture my work is made from assembling building materials gathered from a particular area creating a link from that area’s history to a totemic object or artifact. Often in the subtitles of my work I site a location where materials were found, a clue to a source idea or other biographic information; attempting to balance generated identities with historical or process related ones.
My interest in building materials lies in the non human space between walls, within ceilings and other areas that are frequently unseen yet incredibly important to maintain our daily life. By creating objects that act as vessels or avatars for these spaces I am re asserting their presence within the human space and creating a tension between the interior and exterior spaces within our bodies as well as the built environment.
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