Artist Statement 2022
My recent work is comprised of figurative sculptures made from my own life casts, embedded with or covered in wax, wool, wood, or mixed textiles. I am inspired by archetypes such as stereotyped versions of femininity: in folklore, mythology, western classical art as well as in spiritual practices. For example, in Buddhist practices, chakras are a way to illustrate growth and highlight what areas of life can be improved on, these have their own characteristics and Archetypes. Carl Jung believed Archetypes are embedded in our brains, we collectively and unconsciously experience similar things, creating a bond. Usually, a character is required to make a change or choose a path in order to learn more about themselves, as we do, changing from one archetype to another. I make an emotional connection with the viewer by creating figures based on my own life story as it relates to archetypes I have embodied. These figures encourage relate-ability, and personal reflection on our personal growth.