I Should Be Born as Boy, 2007. Low fired clay, glazed, 7" x 11" x 12".
In my works, the beautiful and the grotesque coexist
within a single sculptural form. I am attracted
to the contradictions that arise when the sensuous
and the beautiful come into contact with
unruly and abject aspects of bodily forms and
functions. My work seduces even as it repels. I
also consider our fascination with robots and
cyborgs, wherein the duality of mechanical fabrication
and sensuous physicality achieves a consummately
marketed presence. These hybrid
forms seamlessly conflate the messiness of bodily
organs and fluids with the elegance, cleanliness,
and predictability of advanced computer technology.
University of North Carolina—Greensboro
Faculty Sponsor: Billy Lee