The Iodines

2016

 

Many people are displaced by something beyond their doing, from identity issues and immigration to natural disasters, hate and terrorism. “The Iodines” is an indoor installation consisting of hybrid sculptures constructed from disembodied forms that depict an attempt to heal and make sense of the struggles inherent in the human condition, whether internal or external. 

These hand-built sculptures conceal found materials reminiscent of the human experience.  Disassembling and breaking used objects, then mending and reconstructing the ruptured pieces with clay, plaster, metal, aluminum, plastic, cement, glue, ink, paint, dye and iodine is a sculpting process that transmits energy into the work, emitting an essence of life.  

The familiar strangeness of these objects have formed affective connections with viewers by enticing curiosity and eliciting positive or negative responses.