Terribly interested in storytelling and symbolism. The objects created become allegories for stories but without context or explanation. The materials themselves then become fundamental to any dialog within the work. Each process is carefully considered and chosen as much for its historical and symbolic significance as its technical qualities. Absurd narratives that don’t quite explain themselves made through obsessive, calculated crafting.
Models, be they planes, ships, or architectural renderings, are scaled representations of proposed or existent structures, and their function is to better understand what they depict by shifting the viewers perspective. It becomes interesting to think about how shifting one’s point of reference grants a clarity otherwise not found. Taking this as a given premise, the act of model making can be used to twist a subject further still. The model becomes not the work but the proposal space of work which can’t exist. Less literally thinking, it becomes possible to conceive narratives and anecdotes reduced to condensed versions, symbolic models of general concepts. While incongruities become immediately apparent, maybe, within the space created within the work, the imagination’s struggles to make form out of representation-without-reality could create a place where the viewer is forced to generate some narrative themselves, if only to make sense of what they see.
Originally from Saint Louis, currently living and working in the Los Angeles area.
-Webster University BFA , 2007
-California Institute of the Arts MFA, 2012