My practice involves puppetry, sculpture, painting, video and photography and is informed by storytelling, history, good vs. evil, empathy, replication and humor. I present my work by blurring the lines between observation and participation, implementing the viewers as characters in my installations through the use of prop, narrative and scale. I make objects that are anthropomorphic, sympathetic, nonsensical, narcissistic, sad, funny, profound and idiotic. I am playful in my craft and interested in the creation of artifacts, myths and stories, and how these factors shape culture, society and history.
Residency: February 2014 - May 2014
Art Exhibition: Friday, May 23 & Saturday, May 24
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