Like staging emotional vignettes, I perform experiments intending to draw out desired responses between the materials. Plaster plays the role of the antagonist; indiscriminately pushing, obscuring, swallowing the clothing—the protagonist—that acts as a placeholder for the intimate and the human. At times, the plaster hardens before the interaction is fully played out, freezing the narrative somewhere in between. Evidence of the relationship.
I work in this way because I feel this process is analogous to our lives. For every action, there is a reaction. I think about this notion and how it applies to our interactions with our families and loved ones. Choosing to say or not say, to reach out or create distance. It’s the ripple effects of singular moments that I find to be both dizzying and heartbreaking.