A Humble Reliance

A Humble Reliance

This work is about trust, honesty, and vulnerability. It is called “A Humble Reliance” referencing the reliance I have on my body in order to experience the world. My structures serve as prosthetics to help my body achieve what it can’t on its own. 


 

A Humble Reliance

A Humble Reliance

So much of the world today is constructed for the ideal body. I spent years trying to change what I was capable of doing thinking my body was the problem since I didn’t fit the standard. I’ve come to realize that instead of changing my body I can change the systems and structures that support it. 

A Humble Reliance

A Humble Reliance

Metal has no memory; it is permeable, malleable and forgiving. My body is not. Instead of manipulating my body, I now manipulate the material that supports it. I want to enhance what I am capable of by using my sculptures as an aid to achieve new feats. I fabricate steel structures inspired by gymnastics and dance apparatuses to perform innovative routines on top of, all the while highlighting different experiences and feelings.

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A Humble Reliance