Document Type

Creative

Date

2016

Submission Date

May 2017

Abstract

As an artist, my work has allowed me to produce as a multidisciplinary thinker, maker, and communicator. Beyond the physicality of medium, much of my desire to make my work manifests in the nuances of human relationships and genuine experiences that I seek and recall in my own life. My most lasting work meanders around the elements of unspoken communication, intimate gestures, and quixotic quests.

Through performative sculpture, I pursue thinking and making through nontraditional materials, utilizing some form of human interaction in the process. Exploring my curiosity for relational and performative art, I’m interested in works that are exist through temporary installation and ephemeral experience rather than art objects that last forever. I seek out ways of making through in invisible exchanges that occur between people, which are often difficult to physically preserve and document.

As evidenced by both tangible and intangible works, I am interested in the idea of the gift, and the politics and economy surrounding the act of gift giving. With the generosity that a giver extends through a gift, for example, there is also a demand of the receiver to accept the gift, and reciprocate in some form. This invisible give and take, and the unspoken rules dictating our social interactions, feed into my work constantly. With an ongoing inquiry for the true meaning of empathy, my attraction to human interaction has developed into one of the most important parts of my art and life practice. The moments lingering in the overlap of both my life and art practices are those that I’m most drawn to.

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