Nostalgia

9 Feb

Artist Statement:

Everyone has memories. These memories are specific and individual to each person, just like our organs. We keep these memories preserved and protected and treat them with care, however if we can go through the process of letting them go and shattering them, we can take what we’ve learned from it and grow into something better and new.

Linked

9 Feb

This was a piece I made for my Dad. It is about how our hearts will always be linked. Pretty self

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Exposed

9 Feb

This piece was an installation about inside and outside relationships. How when relationships start to crumble, we start seeing the ugly innards of the situation. However what seems like a bad exposure at the time can slowly transform into something totally different and beautiful. Things always tend to work out the way they are supposed to.

Picture Perfect

9 Feb

This piece was a site specific installation done in my apartment. It is about taking something supposedly gross and beautifying them to the point that you would want them displayed in your home.

The First Organ

9 Feb

This is the organ that started it all. I was taking a digital sculpture class and was very lost. After playing around forever with the Maya and Rhino programs, I finally came up with something that was decent and that could be printed on the FDM machine. After getting my piece back and having to figure out what to do with it, I came up with the idea of turning it into a heart shape displayed on a plate. This piece inspired the Lurid Ambrosia installation and was the gateway to my focus on internal organs!

Miscellaneous Sculptures

9 Feb

These are some of my older sculptures that are not internal organ-related.

Paintings

9 Feb

I sometimes like to buy a bottle of wine, stay up all night, and paint. It’s more of a hobby than anything else, but here are some of my more recent paintings!

Lurid Ambrosia In Process

9 Feb

These are some pictures from Lurid Ambrosia while it was still being made.

Lurid Ambrosia Installation

9 Feb

This is a piece I made in May of 2010. Since then, it has been installed twice, once for Time Space Tenual at Meddin Studios in Savannah, Georgia, and once for Open Studio at SCAD in Atlanta, Georgia

Artist Statement: The societal ideas of beauty and the grotesque have been clearly defined for us. As an artist, I like to blur the lines between those definitions by creating a symbiotic tension rather than a divide. With this installation, there is a beautiful dinner party taking place which is seemingly very elegant, but when looked at closer, is in reality quite disgusting. Internal organs, from brains to large intestines, cover the beautiful dinner platters and with blood in the wine glasses to wash it all down. It is considered a sign of insanity for someone to be a cannibal. Cannibals are often portrayed as savages in foreign lands, and rarely seen in our own society. By placing the organs in the fine dining setting I have created conflict between our known idea of what cannibals should act like, and merged it with the grandeur of an upper class table. Through this conflict, I hope to make people question what is considered right and wrong or beautiful versus grotesque in our society. Bon Appetite!

Let’s get started!

9 Feb

This is my first blog, whoot! I will be using this blog to keep the world apprised with the goings on of my art and such. Hope someone out there enjoys it!