Make it Work. Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds
Make it Work 01 2020 Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds 85" x 60" x 32"
Make it Work. Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds
Make it Work 02 2020 Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds 85" x 60" x 32"
Make it Work. Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds
Make it Work 03 2020 Steel, Hardware and Twin Beds 85" x 60" x 32"
Our Special Tug of War. Steel, cast iron, rope, water and hardware
Our Special Tug of War 2019 Steel, cast iron, rope, water and hardware 96" x 48" x 36"
Our Special Tug of War. Steel, cast iron, rope, water and hardware
Our Special Tug of War 02 2019 Steel, cast iron, rope, water and hardware 96" x 48" x 36"
Welded Chairs. Two Folding Chairs
Welded Chairs 2020 Two Folding Chairs 30" x 48" x 18.5"
Statement

My recent work exists in the realm of human dysfunction and the actions or habits that surround the sphere of dysfunction. Specifically, within this broad blanket of dysfunction, the works discuss dysfunctional aspects of the individual everyday psyche on a singular level as well as within relationships such as codependency, toxicity, addiction, and cycles of repetition within these behaviors. This body of work I have been making for my thesis relates to these notions of dysfunction in a kind of poetically descriptive and metaphoric manner. The works metaphorically show these dysfunctional behaviors in an overdone, absurd, and quirky light. By comparing or contrasting these machines, systems, altered scenarios, and the function or potential dysfunction of them to common dysfunctional habits held by humans, a new light or lens is created for the audience to view and feel this humanly familiar behavior through.