It seems that as a student, though fairly independent for my age, I receive a more than fair amount of financial support from both of my parents. This is not something that I am particularly proud of, perhaps even ashamed of to a degree, but through this piece I wanted to call to attention the fact that the financial pillow my parents have provided me does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I am working as diligently as possible in order to wean myself off of my parents aid. This piece is a physical representation of this concept and what it implies for myself.
Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please? Thank you so much, 2013
Artist’s Arm Cast in Bronze Seven Times
Breast milk is essential for the proper development and growth of any infant mammal. Humans can be, at times, very peculiar about the act of breast feeding, with some mothers opting to nurture their newborns with formula instead, others finding it vulgar to do so in public, and some continuing breast feeding well into the childhood of their offspring. This fountain is equipped with a strong pump, plastic tubing, and large basin filled with milk. Milk comes up through the plastic tubing, squirts from the nipples of each breast, then falls into the basin to be recirculated continuously. The pumps’ blatantness refers to a woman’s shamelessness in feeding her baby in public. The tubing and tub refer to the artificial, yet still functional and adequate purpose of baby formula. I do wish for this piece to maintain is multidimensionality of concept and openly allow viewers to make connections between the work and any ideas they feel it may refer to or remind them of. My main goal here is to create a conversation and a spectacle.
Breast Fountain, 2013
Ceramic, plastic tubing, milk
Joliet Ammunition Plant, Lunchroom Remains, 2013
Large Format Photographs
Untitled Ceramic Piece, 2011
Colors of Construction, 2013
Soldier Field at Night, 2013