Artist Statement

In a multidisciplinary practice that includes sculpture, installation, performance, time-based video, and drawing. I am creating work that is inspired by the social and political constructs of gender and how those constructs shape our actions and perceptions toward ourselves and those around us. 

I see the human body as a common denominator.  It informs how we understand ourselves and others. I  am recreating and manipulating singular parts of the human form using varying processes and materials. Some sculptures are sewn using fabric, some are made via a mold-making process, and others are sculpted using clay, foam, or the like.

By isolating singular parts of the body I am able to display how and why our identities are formed under the backdrop of a capitalistic and patriarchal society. Often, these sculptures become either props in a performance or interactive pieces in an installation.   

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