Statement


My work examines the distortion created when something (in particular, when “someone”) is restricted. It evokes notions of what it means to feel restricted, if any good can come from it when so often it disfigures (the physical symptom), and why its effects are almost always negative (whether that be physically or emotionally). When an individual life comes into contact with the external, especially when it is with our complex social and political environments, a process of distortion takes place. I implemented the recreation of this kind of impact by restricting a figure with tape, which carved a new shape out of the old by simultaneously disabling and disfiguring the figure. This new shape is a grotesque deviation from the one before. The juxtaposition of the natural form, with the tape which bounds it, plays with the larger reality that we are in fact in conflict with the physical and mental compartments of our society.  I want to try to visually reinterpret how I see different individuals reacting when they cannot freely express themselves (whether it be physically or emotionally) because all human action performed within a society enters into some kind of dialogue with the standards it sets for us. I would like my work to stand as a reminder of the potency of our environments.