During my undergraduate career, I majored in Studio Art with a focus on sculpture. I created sculptures from 2016-2020, which ranged in materiality and dimension. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I was unable to display my work in a show at the end of my undergraduate career. Please see photos below of selections of the work I produced, some of which are shown in virtual gallery settings.
My work employs a diverse array of materials (textiles, plaster, bronze, recycled wood, etc.) and range of processes (sewing, welding, casting) when examining the intersection between fashion and sculpture. When I consider the work of fashion designers including Iris Van Herpen, Guo Pei, and Azzedine Alaia, I see artists who are creating work which seeks to transcend the boundaries of fashion and enter into the realm of sculpture. Due to limitations presented by the fashion industry, however, these artists are caught behind one side of a metaphorical wall dividing fashion and sculpture. I see artists such as Robert Morris, Judith Shea, and Raul de Nieves pushing against this wall from the opposite side by creating sculpture dependent upon elements of fashion.
I view myself as standing on top of this wall, observing both groups with a bird’s eye perspective. My position is both liberating and isolating. Perched atop this wall, I imagine myself as an autonomous explorer of an uncharted creative space. I am excited to see what I can create from within this setting and I am curious as to what I will learn from this unique angle. I aim for my work to mirror my positioning atop this metaphorical wall by engaging elements of both sculpture and fashion while refusing to fall firmly into either category.