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Sculpture is my ultimate medium where I can capture the organic nature of the performative body in three dimensions, using my interdisciplinary arts training to bring together the power of image and interaction. The rigidity of metal engages me in a resistant process, where I seek to make fleshy, layered forms em… Read More
Sculpture is my ultimate medium where I can capture the organic nature of the performative body in three dimensions, using my interdisciplinary arts training to bring together the power of image and interaction. The rigidity of metal engages me in a resistant process, where I seek to make fleshy, layered forms emerge from unforgiving and turgid materials. In creating works inspired by women’s bodies, I use my own body to make marks on the surfaces to demonstrate the scars from difficulties endured pushing against rigid social structures. The flow of the metal, the polishing and forming to create something imperfect, represents the beauty in difference and the difficult results of breaking through barriers both personal and political.

Metal work extends artistic use of my body where I communicate with live audiences in theatre, song, performance art, and activism and imagined audiences in independent film. Sculptural art is a give and take between creator and viewer, where audience is asked to take in the effort and product of the artist and assimilate her vision into their own experience. In my work I celebrate the splendor of the body, its ability to be simultaneously vulnerable and strong. I communicate the understated power of flesh in a world of rhetoric.
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  • Associate Professor
    Fashion Institute Of Technology — New York, NY, USA
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