• Artist’s Statement

    In my works, I raise questions about the body’s constraints and limitations, while emphasizing boundlessness and artistic-conceptual freedom. The image originates in physical associations. As raw materials, I use paramedical objects originally employed as bodily aids.

    As I work, my sculptural image undergoes a transformation as it becomes further removed from its starting point and heads towards the point of abstraction. The resulting images rely on the memory of their “past,” carrying a formal “genetic” load whose values have altered.

    The search for the point of balance is the central key for me in the creation process where the fragment  offers a new interpretation of the whole.

    In my content, I find congruity with the traditional approach of Japanese kintsugi, which recognizes value in the repair of broken objects by conveying respect to the broken, the blemished, and not to the perfect. The approach symbolizes reconciliation and completeness with failures and flaws that take effect over time, and empowers the foundational values of zen through a deep understanding of the accumulated or loaded value.

    In my work I create a “healing capacity” intended for mending and attachment, with emphasis on unraveled loci and their acceptance as whole.

    These raise questions and introduce dualities regarding body image and a broader perception of the limits of physical and mental capacities.