Project 1 Artist statement: Human, Hybrid, and Machine
For the Human, Hybrid, and Machine project I wanted to create individual creatures (one human, hybrid, and machine) places on the background of a dictionary page to not only connect word associations with the creatures, but also reference the visual depictions of words sometimes seen in dictionaries when referring to creatures. I aimed to connect the images to one another by adding a theme of sewing. I chose this theme as reference to my own studio work with textiles, and also I feel like this could better tie one piece to the next by creating a common action. Additionally, I added bone elements to each piece, the color red, unified labels, and similar background pages.
My inspiration came from old dictionary pages, Victorian animal catalogs, steampunk style, skeletons, human body parts, and antique items that when combined with body parts, feel a little strange.