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There is a peculiar
exchange between the mind and the environment: one’s environment only exists as
the mind perceives it. In this exchange, the body is a tool. It collects
information for the mind to process, and also acts as a communicator to the
outside world. My work revolves around this investigation of the self to the
psyche by creating scenes between the physical body, the intangible mind, and
the existing environment. I construct interactions revealing the perceived body,
as affected by its environment, through a relationship of sculptural objects. I
examine the intangible characteristics of the psyche using figurative sculpture
in order to allow the viewer to engage and identify with the work. The abstract
figurative sculptures in different positions convey somber emotion; isolated,
sheltered, and muted, they are contemplative rather than the active. The
surfaces of the work are treated with texture, carving, or drawing to act as
metaphors of emotional states. When representing mental or psychological
structure, the unseen becomes visible. Playing with the exchange between body,
mind, and environment, through sculpture and drawing, allows me to work toward
an understanding of the reality I lost.
2007-2009 Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Ceramics. Tyler School of Art. Elkins
2001-2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Cum Laude. The Ohio State
University. Columbus, OH.
2009 In Limbo. The Gray Area at Crane Arts. Philadelphia, PA. Juried by
Transgressions. Hopkins Hall Gallery. The Ohio State University.
Columbus, OH. (self organized graduate exchange exhibition)
2008 XXXXY. Tyler Gallery. Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Elkins Park, PA.
Artist/Teacher Institute: Summer 2008 Exhibition. Arts Horizons
LeRoy Neiman Art Center. New York, NY
2007 Multiples: A Group Show. Gallery 831. Columbus, OH.
2006 Interlace: A BFA Exit Show. Skylab Gallery. Columbus, OH.
2002 Undergraduate Foundation Show. Hopkins Hall Gallery. The Ohio State
University. Columbus, OH
2010 Here, Not Here. FLUXSpace. Philadelphia, PA.
12 Days With A Friend
tracing paper, charcoal, ink, pins
Purge Purge Please
tape, latex tubing; charcoal on mylar