Artist Statement Submitted 2015
My sculpture grapples with charging empty spaces, revealing invisible systems, and reaffirming exhausted objects. This often take vernacular forms, such as frontier fences, fairy circles, and elements of well-worn neoclassical sculpture. While these forms are familiar, their significance can be hazy, having drifted from their original contexts. I explore how these symbols and systems can retain their potency, and attempt to identify where this power is located, even as their earlier meanings and functions are obscured. My interest in these histories stems from trying to better understand contemporary American culture, by opening up origin myths to redraw lineages and trajectories—or at least imagine alternatives.
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