I explore the cyclical dialogue of internal/external architecture, the body as a mediator and its role in the instability of identity. Through the breakdown and rebuilding of both constructed architectural spaces and the human form, I mimic the everyday filtering and application of our surroundings to one’s self. My choice of materials and techniques become a direct reflection of my past spaces. Materials such as wood, sawdust, charcoal, wax, enamel and gold leaf allow me to maintain connections with my past while simultaneously becoming structural elements of my present.
This conversation of past/present, internal/external, and our perception of our self is always in flux, and it is the body that becomes a surface in which this dialogue is made visible. Whether that display is a physical feature, a fashion, conduct or movement, the body becomes the physical representation of our current identity. My work, in a similar way, becomes a surface where the digestion of internal and external architecture can exist, but separate from the body. The work then becomes a tangible exploration of my surroundings and my identity, as if a surrogate self with limitless possibilities.