ARTIST STATEMENT

There’s a concept in robotics called “the uncanny valley” - when we try to make machines look too human, we instead create something we perceive as “creepy”. As humans we are programmed to interpret faces, recognize emotions and infer intention.

As you look at these creations of plastic and paint, perhaps you sense feelings, emotions and purpose. If you do, remember that all these ideas and emotions belong only to you.

Are these manufactured objects, created purely for commerce, really any different from a statue or sculpture intended as "art"?

What I find "uncanny" is that the human act of observation can give these mere mannequins a life of their own.

Uncanny

Uncanny

Sprit of Santorini

Sprit of Santorini

Body Language

Body Language

Models

Models

Camouflage

Camouflage

Protection

Protection

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Vision in Pink

Vision in Pink

Dreams of Youth

Dreams of Youth

Exposed

Exposed

Minority Defense

Minority Defense

Forever Summer

Forever Summer

Unobserving

Unobserving