What if human bodies were able to incorporate any material? When one organ fails, a roll of toilet paper could replace it. Flesh could be replaced by spray foam insulation. How Cyborg Biology Would Work is a collection of fragile and precarious sculptural objects that address the increasingly synthetic and disappearing human body.
Through implants, prosthetics, computer technology and cosmetic surgery, the human body is becoming progressively artificial, a cyborg. In this collection, I create abstracted, corporeal works, which resemble anatomy. I use wood to represent the last vestiges of a “natural” human body and to allude to a skeletal form. The synthetic portions (foam, latex, glycerin, etc.), in combination with found objects, represent an artificial hybrid. By creating fragile and precarious works, then binding and “frankesntein-ing” together ubiquitous materials and objects, I construct works that exist in different states of degeneration, desperately clinging to life.
|Type of Work||Sculpture|
|Medium||Wood, Latex, Foam, Thread, Rubber, Resin, Plaster, Steel Wire, Paper towels, Cardboard, Plastic, Glycerine|
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