Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Warm Bodies, Ghostly Specimens, Stoic Machines | Installation Details I
108" x 80" x 90"
Art, Science and Spirituality inform my systematically installed networks of cultural specimens. Accompanying didactic classification records dissection, modification and preservation of hauntological memorabilia within my familial home. Investigative phases recollect my fragmented Japanese heritage; personifying selfhood within a discourse amongst deceased ancestors. Warm Bodies, Ghostly Specimens, Stoic Machines materializes symbiosis by hybridizing tangible genealogy and intangible vitality.Materials: Silicone, Tubes, Wire, String, Inherited cultural objects (altered), Archival photos/Scripture, Medical/Government docs, Latex, Plastic, Metal, Mylar, Wood, Specimen Jars/Glassware, Curtains, Traditional Japanese display cases (altered), Plaster, Acrylic/Oil paint & medium, Tags/Text, Encaustic wax, Medical objects, Dissection equipment, Resin, Hardware/Tools, Bones/Skulls, Insects, Nylon, Stuffing, Metal grates, Petri dishes, Agar, Gelatin, Borax crystals, Traditional dishware, Preservative liquid, Fabric, The departed’s clothing, Cabinets (filing/china), Hair/Skin/Nails, Fabrics, Rice, Fungi, Rice paper, Canvas, Didactic labels, Sewing thread, Wall phones, Clay, Relics/Heirlooms (altered), etc.To view the corresponding textbook, please click on the attached links.
“My work is influenced by the exploratory coalescence of Art, Science and Spirituality. Studio production abstracts scientific and diagnostic strategies when conducting introspective experimentation,...” [More]