[Fall 2010 – present]
“Destroying Form and Image” is a collection of sculptures, paintings, and photography that responds to constructed form and image. Born out of the criticism of literal representation, this collection seeks to find a voice within the distortion and contortion of form and image. “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.”
Despite the cheesy title, this work aims to slowly reduce a face down to abstracted imagery – slowly breaking a portrait down to nothing. Similar to fiery destruction, I used paint burn a portrait down to metaphorical ash – to take away all representation, leaving an unreconstructed image.