ARTIST STATEMENT: I am constructing a body of work built upon romantic gesture, structural failure, and the necessity of instability. Centered around an acute awareness of gravity, my collage, sculpture, and performance proposes that a questionable foundation may be the best to build upon.
Bound specifically to the doomed perfection of the Classical Age, I simultaneously idolize and refute Greco-Roman aesthetics. Ancient architecture was built with exactitude, and ancient bodies carved with measured beauty, but my inspiration dwells in the missteps of structure and sculpture. Vertical lines are made to bend and slump. Bodies of gods and titans are made fleshy, unstable, and human. When perfection crumbles, there are beginnings to be found in the ruins.
Reveal Conceal 2013 Sheet glass, mud The artist covers a sheet of glass with mud and proceeds to rub it off onto her face, simultaneously revealing and concealing her skin.
Copy Machine Collages 2015 Cut paper 8.5" x 11"
Succumb and Repeat 2012 Hot cast glass Tallest 18”, Widest 18” x 6’
Untitled 2016 12" x 17"
A Casual Bend in Spacetime 2013 Digital Photo Collage 18” x 26”
Moon Study II (Lamp Black) 2015 Hot sculpted glass, oil paint 15" An imaginary lunar landscape made by spot heating glass and pressing/throwing rocks into the surface to mirror how meteoric impacts make craters.
Urns 2013-4 Collaged paper 8" x 8" each
Facade (We Have Always Been Collapsing) 2013 Blown glass, cast concrete Tallest 18” x 8’ x 9” The columns are allowed to collapse form the weight and heat.