Spines (Series), 2020-21
This spinal work exemplifies the posthuman shift and also the turning point in my research and practice from a previous focus on digitally manufactured worlds into physical, sculptural objects that highlight Haraway’s theoretical approach into the cyborg. It blurs boundaries between human and animal as well as between the physical and non-physical. The clay vertebrae are beaded onto structurally sound wire, and they visually and cryptically simulate simultaneously a triply-hybrid human-animal-floral figure—a body that eradicates the hierarchy of human uniqueness.
Conversation (Spines Series), 2020. Clay, steel wire, moss, wood, rock, plywood.
Mixed media sculpture. 30” H x 24” W x 18” D.
June (Spines Series), 2020. Clay, steel wire, faux leaves, wood, rock, acrylic paint, soil.
Mixed media sculpture. 20” H x 24” W x 24” D.
Spine #1 (Spines Series), 2020. Clay, steel wire, acrylic paint, plywood.
Mixed media sculpture. 24” H x 18” W x 16” D.
Spine #6 and #7 (Spines Series), 2020. Plywood, acrylic paint, moss, steel wire, clay. Mixed media sculptures. 48” H x 24” W x 18” D.
Carnal Cadaver (Spines Series), 2021. Clay, steel wire, moss, chicken wire.
Mixed media sculpture. 63” H x 12” W x 14” D.
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