11" x 14"
Artist Statement: I am deeply interested in monsters, not the terrifying kind, but an undiscovered
sort of fantastic fauna. Rather than manipulating once-living creatures, I prefer
to play these issues out digitally and with traditional sculpture materials. I am
also interested in skeletal anatomy as the formal and practical problem of line,
levers, and hinges, and blood vessels as signal-bearing audio and electrical
This is a set of drawings and sculptures that explore my ideas of fantastic fauna.
This is my way of being Dr. Moreau or Dr. Frankenstein without the corpses or the
smell. "Bicephalous Intonare" is a two-headed creature wired with speakers that
moan and breathe. "Spina Illuminatio" is made of similar materials, but it illuminates
according to available light (or, actually, lack thereof). These characters
are mounted under plexiglass in hand-built, wall-mounted, display cabinets. The
installation also includes two drawings: "Quadrafin" and "Monstrum Thyrsus."