The main work on view will be interactive climbing work based on the spinal cord; participants undertake a very intimate and personal experience as their bodies navigate the space from floor to ceiling. Also on view will be blown glass pieces from “Inside Voices,” an ongoing project which seeks to give voice to silenced bodies and involves creating glass objects from genital spaces and interviews with participants and others. Information on how to participate will also be available. All work is meant to be touched.
My mixed media and sculpture work responds to the concept of an organism: humanity as a web of physical and spiritual tissue, and society as a web of psychological and cultural tissue. I am currently focused on investigating how the forms that make up our bodies underlie these personal and social narratives, both literally and metaphorically. My work involves working through issues of mortality, femininity, the body, and sexual guilt/affirmation; I explore the rejection of authority and the reclamation of power by individuals and communities.
I draw from ecology, evolutionary biology, universalist spirituality and anarcho-communist beliefs, among other things, as inspiration. The physically engaging processes of craft in my image-making are crucial to my investigations. My sensibility is visceral – aesthetically as well as literally, and my material choices embody a living spirit or organic quality. Tactile quality is important to me and most of my work is meant to be touched.
As an artist, I hope to remove pretention from exhibition and reject classist notions of galleries in favor of a more public colloquium, and work to create a more universally accessible art world, without commodifying art or artists.