My sculptures ride on brute materiality and a floppy sense of humor. With raw materials like concrete, steel, and timber I marry their urban, hard and stern qualities with a bentness, sag, snap and bow.
My sculptures reveal themselves through a slapstick parody of their materials, a punchline joke. They invite our connotations of strength, purpose and construction that we are all familiar with, as building blocks of the biggest man-made objects we encounter; buildings, bridges, roads, etc. These ties to the outside world become part of how my sculptures are shaped in the context of the studio or gallery, by an aversion of wanting to play to the materials usual destinies. How can they be repurposed to fight the reasons they were created?
Often when working with the materials a conversation emerges between their exhibition space and their materiality. The scale these materials are used to being labored with in the world is often at odds with the space available to me. They ask to be bigger than big, and I respond with regret, whilst stuffing them into what space I can. What results is a monumentality with its belt tightened and a colossal indulgence in daftness and absurdity.