Both classical marble sculptures and modern monuments have always been used to enforce political structural violence and heteronormative ideals. But these statues are in constant need of maintenance and restoration over time. Without the intervention of unseen labourers in the background the sculptures would surely collapse. Showing that nothing is eternal not even marble, metal, or the powers of capitalism.
My carvings are raw and unvarnished. Eventually the wood will crack, the metal will rust and the concrete will crumble to reflect this temporality. By embracing the fragmented aspects of the body, my figurative works resist binarised categorisation with no clear gender or defined level of completion. Inhabiting the “in-between” troubles Western ideals of normalcy which uphold binaries to privilege particular conceptions of the body.