My work centers itself on the interest of safety and its relationship to fear as tools of influence. Through sculpture and sculptural installations, I look to objects and narratives that are fetishized as tools of influence within the scope of Americana. I continue to investigate this relationship through the use of altered found objects and installation environments that bind themselves between these positions.
Specifically looking at symbols from fire extinguishers to firearms, I alter their forms and functions through the use of fabrication, programmed electronics, and engineered mechanisms. The works created are influenced directly by the exhibition of fear, military posturing, and reactionism presented throughout American discourse.
Through these investigations satirical works are created that push the relationship between fear and safety closer, investigating the relation to these dynamic symbols to further understand the influences of Americana at play.