a two part, 26 page photo booklet

these photos where taken over a year and a half. the bodies in the photos belong to either me or my partner.

a few words about it—

part 1 arches - When I started making sculpture, as things piled around me, I started seeing them as excess and product which wasn’t what I wanted. Posing with them took those feelings away and allowed me to think of them as performative or conceptual or something. (I like how their space is in a photo and that’s the only way I want them to be seen, really. ) but that space of performative/conceptual/whatever you want to call it is how I think about my practice in so many ways now. Art (in the grander sense of the term) at times feels more consumerist than I’m comfortable with and this taught me to slow down and respect the internal process of art more. For me, it’s quieter and no longer forcing myself to keep up with whatever I felt like I was suppose to be keeping up with. That wasn’t a healthy feeling.

part ll juxtapositions- these photos are just plain fun to make. As simple as they are, so much trial and error goes into it. I’m a very process oriented person, I like super long setups and planning even when the execution is short. (My paintings are very much like this) I just wanted to change the way I think about bodies, make body parts look like other body parts. Make them neutral.



mechanisms of making

a 24 page photo booklet

a few words about it—

these machines and mechanisms have come from overseas, from canada, from american factories that are no longer around. some are shiny like a new car, others marred with past use, all make peculiar vignettes.

these machines help facilitate the making of ceramic objects and are operated by a skilled group of people at EAST FORK in asheville, nc