Hair

2017

Material: Hair

I wanted engaged the space between the choice to see hair as beautiful or seeing hair as viscerally disgusting. Hair looks at this space through the interactive and material way. Hair confronts the viewer when walking into the space to make aware the choice one takes when interacting with the piece.

Un-Removed: Back, Under Arm, Legs, Crotch

2017

Material: Jacket and Pants with hair added

Through use of hair, I explore the dichotomies of one reaction to hair: beauty and disgust. Un-Removed looks at how hair is seen on other people through pop-culture and fashion. Both Hair and Un-Removed pushes the experience of both beauty and visceral disgust simultaneously.

Hair Ball

2016

Material: Hair Extensions, Styrofoam, Straight Pins, Nails

I was inspired by the way hair dictates our emotions and lives. We live life through the lens that the hair on our bodies, both where it should and shouldn't be, defines our physical identities; however, when hair is distanced from our identities we find hair grotesque and disgusting. This piece was inspired by Tom Friedman's Untitled piece made of gum.

 

Untitled

2013

Material: 400+ Fake plastic nail extensions

I wanted to exploring the idea of taking the viewers mind away from the identifying objects and seeing objects as material.

 

Cell

2016

Material: Rubber Bands, Super Glue

Using rubber-bands as the material to visually indicate biological cells, I used this work to think about material in a biological context.

 

Birth

2015

Material: Tights, Artificial Nails, Balloons, Water

Looking at this idea of 'Self' and 'Other,' I wanted to think about this idea in relation to the female body. I was looking at the idea of the naturalness of birth and the artificiality of fake nails.

 

Smell

2015

Material: Tea, Glue, Hemp String

Looking at the way we subconscious associate what we see with habitual smells and other senses, I wanted to created a piece that exploits human instinct and create a piece that trigger unconscious repulsion, but the smell ultimately is fresh tea.

 

Bloom

2013

Material: Cardboard, Hand-cut

Utilizing materialism of cardboard, I explored the idea of creating something that was able to support my whole weight.

 

Untitled

2013

Material: Clay

Looking at the way how vision alters the way see the world, I created a sculpture in the-round to demonstrate the way static objects can move

 

Untitled

2013

Material: Wood

Altered Piece