Thirteen Men (Not including artist)

The figures presented in this body of work are not particular males, but conjured shapes and types seemingly immersed in or on the verge of some form of struggle or potential conflict. The subcutaneous capacity for violence associated with power and patriarchal masculinity charges my explorations, agitating the surface and bringing shape, albeit dehumanized, to the forms. Grappling with issues from the point of view of a privileged white male, the works question my place among these men. I push and shove materials to make and ‘un-make’ marks, ducking and side stepping representation, leaving one with a sensation of violence, power and struggle versus a specific picture of it. Meaning must ultimately emerge from memory, material and the highly physical act of making.