and maintaining machines has influenced how I create my work. I try to steep aspects of real machines into
the objects I build in order to influence the viewer into thinking about the
form as a machine. As the idea of a machine is established, the relationship of
the figure to the machine can be explored.
It has been my intent to reference the figure in a way that the
sculpture allows the viewer to partake in the process of imagination.
A shift in my life had taken me down a path
where the machine and my wife had become as one. A symbiotic dependence had been formed that
would be broken with the demise of the figure causing obsolescence of the machine.
The figure and machine were not autonomous and it may be said that this
relationship extended to the care givers of that relationship, whether in
charging batteries or comforting the figure; it is the same. My role in this relationship was just as vital
to the machine as it was to the figure.
This relationship has been a place for me to focus my work.