Current work from the studio

I am currently researching the overlap and intersections where high-end design, prisons, and the various powers that control these practices, (whom are often the same people and organizations) operate. The objects created for these very different systems have similar style, form, and materiality, and stem from a relation to the desire to profit and dominate. I am building sculptures that highlight, expose, and criticize the choices the makers of these objects use to both control bodies in institutions and design luxury objects, and explore the psychology at play in these systems. These sculptures are constructed from elaborate wood forming processes that are common in upscale furniture. The sculptures are oversized, highly crafted symbols of the strange and ludicrous devices created to be sold by retailers to the privatized/for-profit prison industry.