My sculptural work seeks the distillation of forms, which highlight the beauty of functional objects. I carve pieces that reference the elements of ancient building methods such as columns or the traditional joinery of wooden buildings. The study of archeology and architecture provide the themes I explore. I am fascinated by the limitations of materials and methods of fabrication in terms of the way they impact the appearance of objects. By nullifying the functionality and abstracting the structures inherent to the objects I aim to invoke a sense of uneasy familiarity that inspires an alternative appreciation of familiar forms. I hope that by elevating a culturally or structurally familiar object to a state of uselessness I can elevate it’s aesthetic significance. I want to create work that alludes to the beautiful qualities I recognize in historical objects without replicating them.


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