If you’re asking me, I think my work takes a somewhat familiar question - the status of the art object - and looks at it from the unusual perspective of religious philosophy.
When does an object become an idol? Can you fetishize something invisible? How does the experience of ritual change our relationship with everyday objects?
I hope the work takes a position that is both critical and playful - seeing the above as questions to be asked from within the visual language, rather than from a distance. Since I am interested in the construction of identity through form and the making of meaning through objects, I try to understand these processes by making objects myself.
My recent sculptures resemble shrines, altars, and votives. By employing these offering-based platforms, I aim to consider how sculptures might be used to frame subsequent relationships, rather than ends in themselves.