I want the objects that I create to cause people to have a psycho-physiological reaction correlating the works potential relationship with their own body. The reason that I like to work with functional shapes is that it eliminates, or at least theoretically, reduces the barrier of touch as a mode of appreciation through the notion of its ability to be interacted with. Fine art as a whole in western society is rarely engaged physically. The first thing taught to a child in an art museum is do not touch, there are invisible barriers both culturally perceived, generated by alarms in the form of infrared fences, and that imposed by the deteriorating nature of contact. The ability to be touched, or the perception of touch-ability immediately causes the object to become less ethereal; to become a part of the audience’s world. I hope to engage the audience at this level, with the goal of making the audience more intimately aware of themselves, as I am aware of my physicality while making. Secondly I use the medium of photography as a mode of communiation unrivaled by any other due to it's ability to be distributed, immediacy, and direct commentary.
Biography: Education BFA; Craft/ Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006 Studio Production Pottery Cert., Tidewater Community College, 2004 Recent Exibitions Juried Student Art Show, Anderson Gallery Richmond, VA, 2006 Emerging Artists, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2005 Local Artists, 817 Grace Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2004 Student Exhibition, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA, 2003, 2004
Country: United States
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