My work focuses on the search of my identity. It begins with the journey of self acceptance for myself and knowing my worth. My focus is to help others to embrace their beauty,internally and externally, despite all the labels society holds.
Engineered ergonomic and kinetic sculptures that express a continuum of the body in movement
in space and time based on coordination and balance activated by the artist or professional
dancers in public performances or in photos and videos.
Ilana H-B is an interdisciplinary artist born in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA in Art at Yale, and
is a 2016 MFA at Columbia University. She creates work that explores relationships between
surface, humor, failure, & individuation.
Working across a variety of media, Held engages design and art as highly compatible disciplines.
His work employs the languages of craft, minimalism, and contemporary design to recontextualize
functional forms and their associate meanings.
My work examines both the obvious and unobvious. I challenge preconceived ideas about ordinary objects by jettisoning their traditional functions and transforming something familiar into its unapparent counterpart.
My artwork is about the collective perpetual quest for inner and outer utopia. To articulate my ideas
I make installations, kinetic and geometric sculptures, conceptual drawings, functional pottery and
the occasional piece of furniture.