Art can visually show abstract, incomplete, and frequently ambiguous statements of a situation. I create sculptures that use the situation as a way to propose valid contextual reasoning paths that lead to different conclusions.
My sculptures are set in situations that can be interpreted in different contexts. I investigate how context in our communication affects truth, or more specifically proposition truth for contextual reasoning. My bronze cast figurines are placed in situations that can illustrate contextual conflict.
I would like viewers of my work to engage in discourse and discussion on the various possible observed meanings that they see in the situation. Art can be said to be inductive and this leads to a different type of proof from deductive reasoning.
Furthermore, the medium is the message. Bronze is a warm metal that is substantive and durable. Whatever truth is deduced or inferred from my bronze art can last a very long time.
1: McLuhan, Marshall, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man , 1964