This Isn’t Video Games, 2017, bronze, leather boot, 48 x 20 x 18 inches
Logos, 2017, bronze, steel wire, nylon shoelaces, 33 x 26 x 10 inches
No Art for the Gods, 2016, bronze, 34 x 16 x 7 inches
Before and After is a series of bronze sculptures that alternate between illusory and real representation. Clay-like figures with layered patinas perform as Psychopomps—archetypal, mytho-religious spirit guides: the guardian, the ascetic, and the traveler.
A leather Dr. Marten boot, direct-cast sticks, and expressionistically rendered New Balance shoes with nylon laces recall the destabilizing effects of commercial brand narratives and their necessary illusions.
The bodies show marks of having been repeatedly built and destroyed. Bronze, cast and finished to look like exposed steel armatures, evokes the sense of flesh torn from bone as if to find the authentic artifact beneath the surface.