The horse and the brick were both fundamental in the development of civilization. My work embodies the intersection of the two, compounding material and subject. It is not my goal to illustrate the romantic or heroic image of the horse. Instead, I am reconfiguring what we can and cannot see, and the ability to read and perceive an object. I seek to restore power of how humans communicate and influence each other with our actions. I am not merely pursuing a fixed image. I am exploring how movement is experienced durationally, for example, in a long exposure photograph. I want viewers to engage with kinetic materiality through my sculptures. In spending time with these objects, viewers are invited to transcend the static and investigate embodiment, change, ephemerality, and the gigantic.
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