I create sculptures and photographs, filtered through idealized male interests that reflect on the continuity between exertion and objectification. The objects operate as temporal and visceral manifestations of psychological regression as I deconstruct my own masculinity. The materiality of my sculptures is central in my approach to execute an idea, which I then abstract by pushing the object’s function to juxtapose it’s meaning. Often using industrial materials, such as concrete, rubber, and wood, to enhance both their original form and the illusions created by manipulation. These alternative forms present an illusion through physical manipulation of what is considered male gendered subject matter.
Currently I am preparing for an artist residency at ACRE this summer.