Saturday, January 30, 2010
Cast iron, bronze, fabricated steel, aluminum. 24" tall
Over time, the mechanical feats of humans and the innumerable products of nature will each, in their own ways, become derelict and disintegrate into nothing. The infallible forces of nature constantly institute this factor. However, at some phase in their existence there stands a harmonious correlation between the two commodities - for example, the aesthetic of a weathered piece of driftwood, and any rusting fragmented section of a destroyed aircraft fuselage. In my work I use aged man-made materials, natural debris (driftwood), and I modify found objects. Through the use of cast metals, fabricated steel, and the incorporation of found objects, I express their intrinsic similarities by pairing them together in sensual and dynamic forms. In turn, this conjoining of neglected materials creates a language in itself, and echoes an otherworldly but strangely familiar set of objects to the viewer.