Pop Art

With pop art sculpture, I find that the rejection of abstraction communicates with a wider audience, a distinctive device of Pop artists. Artist Claes Oldenburg gained enormous recognition during the Pop art movement when he launched into his three-dimensional manifestations of large scale, soft sculptures resembling every-day cultural objects. Oldenburg usually chose food or objects of...

The Gender Binary

How do we deconstruct sexism ingrained within “cultural woman value?” In a quest to understand my own past, my curious choices, mistakes, fears, and self-doubt, I look to psychology and neuroscience for insight. Historically, the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology have assigned value to women and men based on difference, and this difference, in turn, has...

Humor and Soft Sculpture

Directing humor through the juxtaposed unity of figuration and abstraction, soft object-sculptures possess the power too emit a joyful and carefree aura. I find that art tends to be more successful when embracing the artistic quality of amusement; it relaxes the viewer. Heavy and didactic content might bore or alienate audiences. Basing art on the...

Anarchy with a Smile (Punk-Pop)

An anarchist spirit is important to my work of pop art sculpture—filling the space around it with a coy and rebellious energy. I like to blend Pop art pacification with Punk attitude. Where Pop art is subtle in its intention to deceive, Punk is bombastic with its shock and awe inclinations. Humor is pivotal with both....