International Sculpture Center

   

Haylee Bolinger
hayleebolinger.com
Arizona State University
Faculty Sponsor: Hilary Harp



Lilí Furry
2014
Mixed media
32 x 21 x 13 in.

Artist Statement

My work is an expression of outlandish and fantastically exaggerated sexual elements plucked from an everyday landscape. Though we are constantly surrounded by suggestive media in America, our puritanical roots have stifled any ability to openly address sexual curiosities and identities. In my work, sculptural oddities, realized in the familiar terms of lush fabrics and consumer objects, confront the viewer with a variety of overt themes. I want to encourage an open space for understanding human sexuality, exploiting the competing responses of squeamishness and pleasure.