Knoxville, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Installation
My current work is an exploration of the human predicament of being simultaneously more than a body and yet confined to a body that is in a constant state of decay. My personal experience with chronic illness is at the root of this conflict. It is the desire to hold onto the finite frame that contains us. Embodiment speaks of the concrete, physical, visible being that we see as a person- the shell. There is more to a person than the physical, but our mode of existence is contingent on our physical frames. I struggle to rectify the contradiction that we think of and value our bodies as strong protectors of our interior selves and yet our physical forms are fragile and delicate husks susceptible to being incapacitated from an invisible, interior imbalance.