Combining a futuristic air and sharp geometries with soft, ancient, organic forms, the work investigates the nature of being and projects an uplifted vision for the future of our civilization. Each body of work operates like a collection of puzzle pieces towards the assembly of this ideal.
With SK Bricks, the brick is treated as an emblem for civilization and updated with biological, historical, and linguistic motifs. The updated brick is a social and ideological unit for building a more intelligent and symbiotic society. The bricks are conceived of literally; each contributes to the building of this ideological empire.
Fire Blankets combine two exotic metals with a woven glass “canvas,” and alchemic instabilities emerge as they investigate the architecture of being and nonbeing. One silvery metal shifts between liquid and solid on the canvas and has the ability to transmute the other: a metal which blushes blues, purples and golds after a controlled oxidation process. Central to many of the works is the suspended potential for their transformation and the transcendence of form; These material interactions are the first of the “Multiple Displacements” they contemplate.
Multiple Displacements, a subcategory of the Fire Blanket series, are both elements of a larger structure and self-contained systems of meaning. Each depicts a displacement between circle and square, the lived and the dreamed, the modernist grid and the celestial sphere. Squares are how we physically locate ourselves: the proof lies not only in our architecture, but in the locator cells in our brains, firing in a grid as we navigate land. The undulating circles disrupt this minimalist space with the origin egg, our connection to nature and the infinite. We stand woven between the two, traversing many planes, displacing these worlds.
French-American, b. 1996, Phoenix, Arizona. Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA — BA Fine Art, 2014-2017