Power places each of us in a position of control or subordination to the events happening around us. My work takes interest in the global use of power whether it be in the form of male identity, mass production, exploitative use of religion, or the American Dream. With an emphasis placed on issues stemming from, firearms, safety, and comfort. My varied use of sculpture engages these themes with the viewer through the alteration of found objects by mechanical systems.
Balancing a refined aesthetic and technical ingenuity, known objects’ functions are altered. Much of my work relies on the object’s inherent meaning as a foundation to then later build on. In many cases, the objects’ utility is then altered through the use of mechanical equipment like engine hoists, motors, and other programmed electronics to change their original intended operation, calling on the viewers’ relation to the dynamic symbols within the works to critique the use of power at play.
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