Tears, Saliva, Sweat | 2019
Lasercut plywood, microscope slides, microscopic imagery, scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), tears, saliva, sweat
The misguided assumption of my receptiveness to the world around me is a central focus within my practice. By creating work that describes a psychological allegory of the traumatized body, I seek to identify how we consciously and subconsciously perceive our bodies in relation to our psyche. Though trained as a sculptor, I work in a variety of media including video, analog and digital photography, performance, installation, and soft sculpture. I utilize bacterial growths and materials derivative of the human body to foster connectivity between persons through different modes of art practice analogous to therapy.