I am attracted to objects which retains their cultural identities, obvious stereotypes. I am curious about  the mixing of cultures through their commodities ; how the objects from different cultures influence and impact one another. In particular, the intertwining of the contemporary cultures of Japan and America. I have been exploring traditional cast iron patterning from Japanese Nanbu Ironware while considering pop cultural forms. Small bronze sculptures and drawings demonstrates the melding of cultural signifiers through commodities, and are part of an ongoing study and examination of visual languages; creating hybrids of the past and present, from the East and West.

 

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