Artist Statement: My work explores the ways in which oppressive forces, such as the Catholic church and patriarchal systems dominate and control marginalized groups. Utilizing the bold nature of metal and precious gemstones to exemplify these themes and empower those affected. Additionally, I incorporate recycled materials, such as plastics, to highlight the ways in which unjust forces take advantage of nature and harm the Earth for personal gain. Ultimately, my art has a humanitarian perspective that seeks to create awareness of social issues, liberate marginalized groups, and empower individuals affected by systemic oppression.
Dimensions: 19 x 8 x 42 inches
Educational Institution: Texas Tech University