My work demonstrates the result of a gesture, large or small. Influenced by performance art and that which deals with the body, I study the accidental moments in life, like the bodily indentation on a couch. The curiosity we have toward others is often embedded in the objects left behind. My art work describes these instances, in which the absence of a person and the presence of their actions are bound together. Whether physical, intellectual or political, the audience experiences a curiosity into the lives of others, connecting one person to another.
This curiosity also corresponds to the integration of history into my work. Our knowledge of Albert Einstein, Euclid, Shakespeare and others is gathered from the writings, personal belongings and artifacts left for us to contemplate. The Great Pyramid represents a culture long past, preceding the people in time and memory. Anne Frank’s diary lets us enter a tragic space of history from a young girl’s daily thoughts. My work uses this process: our possessions, from monuments to handwritten accounts, speak to the intimacy and grandeur of occupying history.
I’m interested in the self-reflection it takes to be both a historical figure and just a human. The range of significance of a person levels with my democratic take on sculpture. Interested in performance and relational aesthetics, I search for the overlap between the expressed world of art and the everyday.