To Cloak Empty Space
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To sculpt is to cloak empty space in material. Like a balloon containing air, my sculptures give shape to empty spaces, while simultaneously concealing them. The experience of making a sculpture is like hiking up a mountain; both involve a challenge to solve, a physical engagement of the body, and a desire to discover something I have not seen before. I am interested in in a very real, tangible relationship to the earth through touch, play, and experimentation. Like a lab scientist, I seek to discover something meaningful which will push me along a path of invention toward a better understanding of the world. By cloaking empty space in tangible matter, I reveal the shell of new forms, but conceal internal, cavernous spaces. I filter space through my own body’s physicality, which necessitates an immersive process in the studio. Each sculpture expresses my phenomenological experience in the world; they are bending under the weight of chaos and decay, yet looking towards the future as a place of wonder, mystery, and possibility.