Artist Statement

Consumers of contemporary technology demand devices that are sleek and compact; therefore, manufacturers package the mechanical and electrical components in streamline shells.  The consumers’ demand to encase the mechanical parts has proliferated, within the majority of the technology consuming population, a lack of familiarity/understanding with the mechanical systems required for function. This lack of familiarity/understanding is similarly experienced by the same population’s interaction with art. The art I create is designed to reduce this intimidation by awakening a latent familiarity with mechanical engineering in a context that also encourages interaction with contemporary artwork. My artwork functions by highlighting the intricacy of the machine’s purpose. This “hand-shake” initiates a virtual friendship between the viewer and the sculpture that eliminates intimidation.

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