Exhibition: EAF09: 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2009
The Persistance of Agony, 2009
Wood, foam, vinyl
Being the largest mammal on Earth, I see the whale as a metaphor for humanity. Its overwhelming body represents the sum of our individual bodies; its longevity accounts for the passage of time. Many societies have associated whales with the unconscious mind, devilish forces, or deities. This sculpture re-appropriates the animal and infuses it with a new meaning; one which embodies an ever-lasting sense of tragedy and despair.
My goal with this work is to translate the dramatic nature of life into a visceral experience.