mild steel, aluminum, screenprinted satin, braided filament, 2014, 15"w x 18"h x 1"d
My works are appropriations of classic cartoon inventions and contraptions. I was interested in the simplistic function of these machines whose purpose in most cases was to catch the protagonist but invariably backfired in the face of the “deemed” bad guy. In real life there is no logical way these machines can function properly, but their absurdity has a magnetic presence. By recreating them in three dimensions, I contradict cartoon logic. My mixing of worlds calls into question what is possible and how the impossible may function in our everyday lives.
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