Dead Bird (2009)

September 11, 2009

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A prime example of the genre, this is a work that improves on theme of “man versus machine” with the introduction of the very symbol of his escape from the bonds of earth. This striking sculpture transforms this industrial revolutionary statement into a sort of über reality, saying that not only can man not best machine, but also man’s aspirations are also no match.

Feral Apartment (2009)

September 11, 2009

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As the artists first post-graduate work this sculptural mixed-media piece attempts to escape the social norms of the gallery bringing it instead to the people. An ambitious attempt, this work functions on multiple levels, allowing viewers to contemplate its message from points of view beyond their norm and in the urban wilderness. Predestined as a temporary piece, a photographic narrative has been executed for future exhibition.

Geriatric Pizza (2009)

September 11, 2009

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Homage to the great works of DaVinci and Michelangelo this modern interpretation embraces techniques of old masters using those of a more contemporary time sensitive culture. Beginning with a traditional wood base, this wheat-based fresco comes to life with multi-layered applications of lard and pasteurized mucilage, culminating in an abstract form of multi-dimensional composition, whose translucent base will confound the most educated viewer.

Car of the Son of God (2009)

September 9, 2009

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The first in an expansive religious series by the artist, this alloy cast attempts to formulate a wry antithesis to the dogmatic belief in the return, part or portion, of the triune spirit. Originally titled “He Drives Among Us”, this dimensional amalgam theorizes what the return of Christ might mean in modern society and the transcendent nature of his divine touch and what it might mean to everyday objects in his sphere.

Bush (2009)

September 9, 2009

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Created in direct response to the seminal work “Tree”, this work deconstructs the original reimagining it as a less democratic version of itself, serving to symbolize society’s political tendency toward isolationism during difficult times. Whereas the original is known for its upward reach and vertical balance this, foliole and wood construction, emphasizes its inward reach leaving the viewer to contemplate its inner workings with only a compact exterior for visual appetizer.

Parking Spot (2009)

September 9, 2009

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Symbolic of the many contrasts found in the modern world, this modernist work articulates in multilingual fashion: either empty or full and in striking black and amber. With an interactive component, not found in the majority of works of it’s kind, this representation takes steps beyond the ordinary leaving viewers to form their own opinions based on the context of its state.

Old Shitty Car (2009)

September 9, 2009

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This dimensional collage conceptually came to life in the summer of 2009 in direct response to society’s systematic breakdown of the old industrial complex. The style of the piece comes from an anti-design aesthetic and was consciously constructed using the most rudimentary and easily available materials possible. The intent is for continued de evolution of the work finally ending with a recycled rebirth.

Josh’s Office (2009)

September 9, 2009

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Originally conceived as a whimsical response to the constant conflict between art and commerce this, every changing, installation has come to life over a series of months, it’s meaning evolving into a much more poignant statement regarding overproduction in an environment of wasted consumption. The artist’s compulsive need to rework this masterpiece has become a reason to revisit the work with great frequency.

Pile of Boxes (2009)

September 9, 2009

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Created in late summer of 2009, this seemingly ordinary stacking of boxes, 3 high by 4 wide, was created in a modernist style that mimics the authoritarian structures of the Bauhaus. This piece ultimately represents man’s inhumanity towards man and the ability to reorganize to fit changing demographics and attitudes.