My artwork strives to capture the essence of a topic, which is often through varying mediums and subject matter. The pieces I make all represent topics that I personally want to explore, and generally address some type of juxtaposition. The topics I choose are usually ones that I have encountered in my own observations or in my travels. I occasionally attempt to make larger social commentary, but I’m still exploring the best way to do that.
One of my favorite materials to work with is modeling compound and wire in the production of sculptures. I originally used this material to create the familiar shape of a home, but with an unfamiliar and abstract form and texture. I think it is fascinating how so many opposing things coexist, and in my work I attempt to highlight contrast both conceptually and visually. I aspire to create work that feels complete, where the opposing forces at work feel like they have reached a comfortable equilibrium while they still communicate both forces.
Currently, I am working on incorporating humor into work that addresses larger social commentary, since it’s a refreshing way to address hackneyed topics. The idea for this piece grew out of a discussion I had in my genetics class about cloning and its ethical implications, and I am commenting on the inevitable ignorance of humans. With this piece, I strive to create a whimsical piece that appears very orderly.