Step into my space of uncanny thoughts. Feel anxious and afraid of these unknown creatures. Be fearful of what might be behind the door and question these entities' existence in a child’s room. Notice each organism’s place in the environment and acknowledge your lack of control. Each body enters the space suddenly, interacting with the functional and non-functional elements of the space. Look at this work from a parent’s perspective and feel uncomfortable or uneasy in this place.
These tentacle-like entities are set in a child’s room, occupying, interrupting, and invading this ephemeral area. I choose a children's room to highlight the potential uncanny thought's parents have in a space of growth. A child’s space carries specific predetermined connotations for a parent; a desire to protect, defend, and mentor. Putting these inherent harmful and unknown objects in a child’s space enhance this need to defend or control this environment. Yet, the audience has no control over this space. This lack of dominion has an inverse relationship to my medium specific process, a desire for complete control.
These tentacle forms come from a desire to have complete and udder authority over medium, my metaphor for control. Using steel, I’m able to form, texture and manipulate this rigid material to create something more sustainable and durable. By forcing this material to change shape, I can create something that challenges the potential of these structures. It is an expression of power and sheer force of will. Bending, stretching, and moving such a rigorous material, in this way, gives me satisfaction and domination over my medium.