Everyday Problems ,
Tissue paper, paper, glue, cardboard,
28 x 40 x 22 inches
My self-portraits act as grotesque effigies to my anxieties,
insecurities, and vices. Quirky and awkward, beautiful in their
artlessness, my work makes light of these darker issues. Loosely
autobiographical, my work transcends my own self-involved and
destructive reality. Using abnormal scale, distorted anatomy,
and specific suggestions of form, color, and texture, I twist
these fears and shortcomings into a universal fiction.
I sculpt with paper because of its economical and malleable
nature. I have discovered that in many ways I have more control
with paper than with other sculptural media. There are no molds,
no firings, or other variables to interfere with the finished
product. This level of control in my process of [making [creation?]
makes up for the lack of control in my own life.