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Push Pull
cast aluminum,steel, patina
108" x 76" x 74"
2012
Lean
cast aluminum, patina
48" x 30" x 28"
2012
Seduction Subduction
steel plate, steel rod, bronze casting, patina
75”x45”x78”
December 2009
Seduction Subduction
steel plate, steel rod, bronze casting, patina
75”x45”x78”
December 2010
Hunk
Cast iron, patina
7”x30”x32”
January 2010
Crosscut and Split
railroad ties
53”x6”x24”
February 2010
Chunk
steel plate, steel rod, patina, rust
14”x22”x32”
November 2009
Back Splitting
cast iron, patina, railroad ties
variable dimensions
Creosote in Cincinnati
railroad ties, wax, steel
7"x26"x24"
April 2009


Artist Statement



My work combines abstraction with industrial building methods and material. Shapes are informed by human anatomy and plumbing.I create large scale butt-holes. We are living in the age of the sphincter after all.

I am interested in making physical representations for symptoms of depression, and not just as it impacts the individual but also as it impacts our society. The materials I use are the same that are used to build the structures all around us. I do feel nostalgic for a society that predates this one, but it’s really for one that never existed.

Abstraction allows for the viewer feel like they recognize the object without being able to pinpoint exactly what it is supposed to be. The sculptures are made in different sections that slip together. Each section is made from heavy structural materials and are separated and protected from one another by rubber. Together they resemble swollen parts of the body. Each sculpture has a drain in the center. Maybe the drain is an attempt to lance the abscess but it’s not working.