I create installations that use the sculptural human figure and the alteration of space to create psychologically charged environments; in varying ways, each installation touches on overarching ideas about a desire to understand and connect with others, the prevalence of individual subjectivity in our experience of reality, and the ways our physical encounters with spaces and with representations of bodies can affect perceptions of our own bodies. The spaces I create combine details common to ordinary domestic spaces with elements that counter our expectations and foster discomfort and self-consciousness. Figurative sculptures disrupt the space with a sense of voyeurism and surveillance, while presenting a body upon which people can project and empathize.
I'm seeking support to develop a series of short experimental videos to be filmed within my next installation. As my work becomes increasingly about the viewer’s interaction in the spaces I create, video feels like the next logical step towards emphasizing that relationship between people, the space, and the sculptures. In its final form, the physical installation will have videos filmed within the space imbedded throughout the installation.