The Making Machine, 2012
The Making Machine, Mixed Media,
The human body is the original machine. Conversely, the machine is a stand in for the body. Technological advances and human invention of machines are, at the most basic level, a preservation of the body from mortality. Bone and muscle are not metal and plastic, but the principles of generic production are identical. The functional ambiguity of my machines draws parallels to Alchemy, that opaque mix of science, religion, mythology and spirituality.