I use metal as an artistic medium, and for engaging in body-centered research.
I draw on both mythology and scientific findings concerning our divided and fractal self to forge human-centered objects. As an applied artist a foundational tension in my work is that between the authenticity I feel when relying on traditional methods, and the efficiency gained from using higher tech methods and materials.
I primarily work in iron and bronze, sometimes combined with other materials. The focus and physical presence needed to work metal allows me to challenge the constant human drive to achieve comfort and a sedentary lifestyle.
This working process also relates to the concepts I explore: Tradition vs. technology, social polarization and bodily laterality, finding the sacred via metalwork, and imitation and scapegoat violence.