Los Angeles, CA
The sculpture I create exemplifies my interest in objects, their creation and our tendency to covet them. Humans have developed elaborate and diverse systems to categorize and dictate the value of things. As a culture we elevate and protect Art. Its display is a platform in which this object obsession is exaggerated. Through the podium of Art exhibition, I explore the idea of object-ness. I question the parameters that define something as an object, and more specifically what’s necessary to transform that thing into Art. Further, I wonder where the line is drawn between art and the ordinary; my work is meant to test these limits. We live in a time where answers are readily available and the unknown hardly exists. American culture is one of immediacy and knowability; it is important to me that my work offer a departure from this monotonous reality. My compositions are open invitations for questioning and investigation, creating a dialogue with the viewer asking them to collaborate using their own experiences.