We live in a beautiful, complicated and ultimately fragile world, each day becoming more so as climate change becomes ever more evident, ever more destructive. The artificial intelligence boom further puts at risk any shared truth across polarized communities. And yet, I continue to make work, most recently exploring 3D modeling and virtual environments to test out interactive sculpture ideas, ink drop paintings resembling micro organisms and returning to soft sculpture, this time using balloons, pantyhose and synthetic fur (Mommy Nylons). This work may be a reaction to ideas of the superhuman and how we might become partners with synthetic biology or become slaves to such systems.
I try to be playful, entertaining the absurd while highlighting the real. Some sculptures resemble creatures with legs, orifices, biological factories. Making the work with inflatables, pantyhose and fake fur is a sensual experience. The work is enjoyable to touch, yet repelled by subconscious taboo -- perhaps a kind of cuddly pornography for the trans era. The “Are You My Mommy?” series has a voluptuous maternal aspect, and goes through stages of life such as perkiness, abundance, saggyness and ossification. My interest in biotech and sculpture has led to these hybrid biological analogues in real space but also contribute to virtual work as I develop 3D modeling and virtual environment skills. I hope to use these recent digital skills to propose large scale installations such as Microbiome (working title, in progress).