Series Artist Statement
I have always been influenced by the desire for symmetry and the quintessential artistic act of the formal merging with the conceptual, the unified whole, the gestalt. The Combines work examines machines, architecture and technological devices and their complex metaphysical relationship with humans.
These objects need us to complete their function. Without us they sit idle. We are the consciousness of the machine. With this body of work, the machines are documented, taken apart and then reconfigured. With this reconfiguration, the human component is taken out but our vestiges still remain. It is as Carl Jung saw the Mandala. It is “a representation of the unconscious self”.