In preparation for a show at the Magnolia, the one and only Scott Horn requested a bio and an artist's statement. For the first time in a long while, I decided to sit down and update my creative purpose. And I feel refreshed because of it.
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Academically immersed in theories on race and culture, I am inspired by the prospect of communicating and learning from the diverse human experience. Characterized by figures with gaping mouths and textural formations, “Out of the Woodwork and Beyond” is a series dedicated to the notion of revelations through refreshed perspectives.
By creating palatable scenes with inquisitive creatures, holes, layered wood, mirrors and fiber, I aim to elicit a desire to further explore and engage with each composition. Through a hodgepodge of materials and techniques, I hope to offer the viewer an accessible opportunity to discover diversity. Ideally, this temptation to feel and further investigate the terrain of the art can be applied to our relationships with one another.
Like the pale figures seen in this series, when we are confronted with the infinite array of components that influence our respective identities, we often stir with confusion and fear of change. However, when we proactively discover various vantage points, we invigorate a consciousness with the capacity to understand.
We awaken, bright-eyed and bushy-bearded, ready to impact others with the beauty of individuality.