My work is a slow reveal: it amazes with its realism and demands we look at faces that otherwise we might choose to ignore. It forces a spotlight on the elderly, a segment of society so ignored as to be invisible. Tucked away in nursing homes and hospitals, the aged remind us of our own mortality and the inescapable march of time. Carefully observing and recording the memory map of wrinkles found on their faces and forms, my sculpture records the noble souls of these elders through the details of their body. While sculpting on site at Bethany Home in Lindsborg with residents as models, I have discovered a way to put my art to work for society by recognizing, valuing and conveying an individual’s life experiences. Honoring each human being with dignity my art seeks to celebrate beauty, individuality and life experience.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.