Installation View *Photography by Michael Lehtonen
The systematic parallels of ones life and mind; holding on to the tangible, as its material properties affect both the physicality and the external reading of its surrounds. With work that is metaphysical, as well as process and materially driven, the merging of objects and their subjective significances are at the core of my practice. Motivated by an interest of resistance and tension of altered states, my work shifts from a rigid time of instability to a fleeting release, encompassing solid to liquid, composure to chaos. I’m interested in a constant shift between states of materiality: concrete, silicon, polyurethanes and wax. All hold a transformative nature within. The thin, malleable properties of the silicon, supporting the means of concrete, serving a purpose alternate to its intended. Currently, the physicality of my practice resembles that of a rudimentary Rube Goldberg Machine, a functionless contraption comprised of materiality and flux, reaching for a fleeting point of equilibrium.