what is lost
When works from history are discovered, the process of uncovering the artist is extensive, and often without resolution. We are left to understand a work based on the context of works like it, and can only surmise the artists' intention from there. Similarly, debates in postmodernism call into question the value of the artist's intention with a work, against the viewer's subjective experience of that work. "What is Lost" considers the crossroads of these realities, the identity of the artist, and their role in the work they create.
making "what is lost"
In "What is Lost", I was interested in fractured torsos often unearthed. The process of lamination became about creating enough of the body to be recognizable, without producing a traditional self-portrait.
In carving this piece I was intereted in developing the hands - the primary tools used by the artist in creating. Because the clothing is generic, a t-shirt and jeans, these were the primary markers to communicate the artists' identity.