Through observation, I have developed a habit of subconsciously analyzing the appearance of everyone around me, including myself, and began dissecting gestures, features, and forms. When I moved to Boston in 2009 to study sculpture, I learned to transcribe these pieces of aesthetic interest onto paper (and eventually the three dimensional form) recreating the figure by manipulating proportions. I enjoy taking the vessel of the human form, stretching and emphasizing certain aspects to show emotional gesture more than an anatomically correct figure might.
Through my work, I explore pieces of my own psyche through a figure’s dysmorphia and strange re-imaginings. I like to let each piece have an awareness of its surroundings, as though it knows it is being gazed upon because something vital is missing.
Though currently I primarily work in clay, I have a background in painting, drawing and and multimedia sculpture.