A sensitivity to craft is not mutually exclusive to a sensitivity to social issues within the generations past of craft pedagogy.
I've created a series of transgressive sculptural bygones critiquing toxic social behavior in the older fragile mindset of a hegemonic masculine craft. Tiptoeing between off kilter and traditional approaches to craft and construction, followed by blemished finish and paint, the resulting forms drift between too specific and too broad in regard to function. The gross idiosyncrasies in sexism, aggression, sexualization, homophobia and objectification are ultimately collaged and visualized in my work. Reflecting older craftsmen in a progressive era, toxicity is veiled within the peculiar.