This summer is going to be a messy one. I generally work with silicone, epoxy putty stuffing, and other strange materials. The silicon I employ in my sculptures is typically used to manufacture human prosthetics, baby/dog chew toys, and sex apparatuses. By relocating the material from its normal context to my body of work, viewers become enticed to interact with my sculptures in the ways in which they are used to activating the silicone in its formal function. I consider myself an artist and surgeon combined. Whether penetrating flesh with a speculum, scalpel, finger, penis, or sword, there is a moment where any if not all three intentions can intersect, violent, sexual, or curious. During your apprenticeship, you may find yourself cutting up sheets of silicone into “fat cells,” painting silicone skin, doing body casts, grabbing supplies, and keeping me updated on celebrity gossip.
This will be a great fit if you are experienced in:
- Mixing smooth on products or 1:1 materials
- Sculpting clay or putty
- Painting (realism) and or cosmetics
- Keeping a studio clean during chaos
- Basic construction
- Not being squeamish