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Artist's Statement

In Silkworks I created punk baroque sculptures made out of natural mulberry silk fibers and spray foam. Furthermore I also used other materials like velvet, leather straps , punk studs, barbeque skewers, stainless steel gags, abdominal retractors and other surgical items.
For creating this new body of work I have developed new sculptural methods. On the one hand I have developed a method of silk casting: casting silk sculptures out of silicon molds, preserving the natural properties of the silk. Furthermore, I also casted spray foam. I used small samples of spray foam shapes and spray foam bubbles to create a decorative baroque effect. One big advantage of spray foam is that it is very cheap so it is possible to make large architectural shapes inexpensively. This contrast between the cheap material and the decorative and luxury ornamentation adds a humorous and ironic element to the work.


2014 The Mind's Eye. Marymount Manhattan College, New York.
2013 Dissection and the fragmentation of the body. Franconia Sculpture Park (Minessota). (September)
Bodies ,the exhibition (solo show) . Creative alliance, Baltimore. Upcoming. (July).
The end of light. New York Academy of Science old mansion (New York).
Wider than the Sky (solo show). Local Project. New York.
2012 Academy 2012, Conner Contemporary, Washington DC, USA
Figment, New York, NY, USA
Crowd Surfing at Transmodern Festival, Baltimore, MD, USA
Brain: The mind as matter. Wellcome Trust, London, UK
Off the Rails, MFA 2012, Thesis Show, MICA, Baltimore, USA
Seeing Ourselves. MUSECPMI, New York, NY, USA
2011-12 Images of the mind. Mind Envisioning: The Mind in Art and Science. Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany and Moravsk√° Galerie, Brno, Czech Republic
2011 1st year MFA, Fox Three Galery, MICA, Baltimore