Artist Statement

 

My work explores issues of regression, vulnerability, and social behavior through interactive sculptures and performance events. The pieces have two purposes. First, they serve as ritual objects used in real-time dining performance events. They also exist as artifacts of that event.

Some of the pieces have a strong oral element resembling infant paraphernalia, while others are large and distorted, emphasizing the social act of being fed. Not limited to only acts of eating and drinking, my work continues to explore other social boundaries and interactions, pushing our notions of acceptable behavior.

I create environments with vessels, utensils and sculptures that challenge customary social behavior, pushing one's familiar associations while encouraging interaction. My work explores pleasure to the extreme - creating a world where sensuality and decadence can quickly turn to over-indulgence or awkward discomfort.