Can beauty be measured by the same standards by which we judge perfection? Is it possible to have beauty mature and develop with time? Can beauty coexist with impurities, scars, or mutilations? Most importantly, can we choose to shift our paradigm of beauty?
These pieces have intentionally received treatment voiding them of the traditional standards of beauty and perfection in hopes of answering these questions. You could say that they all have a past which has left them unsettlingly "flawed". On first impression they may appear to have little aesthetic value. However, I have witnessed a shift in my own perception of beauty, seeing incredible value come from these rejected forms.
Only when we choose to invest our mind, time, and efforts can begin to see a hidden beauty uncovered and shining through imperfection.
The textured slabs represent the human counterpart to the functional forms, drawing the conclusion that
the same principles of beauty can be applied to human nature as well.