My travels throughout rural America have attracted me to the strong visual character of this country's vernacular architecture. Vintage lapboard houses, mobile homes, tobacco barns and agrarian-related structures have become regional icons that ultimately tell the stories of the inhabitants or builders. This implied history interests me deeply. I often fuse recognizable forms to create hybrid objects of fantasy, the results of which are often humorous, ironic or visually poetic in nature. In keeping with this, "Southern Comfort" depicts a mobile home that is transformed into a baby carriage.
welded steel, paint, found objects 108" x 60" x 108"
sculpture, installation, exhibition
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