As a sculptor I’m interested in how things around me take shape. For all living things the answer is simple: evolution. Parts that get in the way are lost, bodies are streamlined based on form fitting function. Evolution today is a fascinating merger between biology and technology. I’m interested in the initial tragic, imperfect steps. I want my sculptures to show their struggle towards harmony. Towards a new identity.
The Homo Ludens principle by historian Johan Huizinga suggests cultural and intellectual evolution is preceded by play. To create these sculptures I have collected 2D wooden model kits (helicopters, dinosaurs and insects etc) and remixed these into new entities. These new assemblies are then digitally scanned and scaled up into larger sculptures.