on the Boxing Katrina Series
"Most contemporary erotic art can be quite difficult to display in a decorative
and subtle manner. My interest in "Boxing Katrina" is the opportunity
to explore how to effectively present explicit, erotic imagery in an interesting
and appealing format. I want to make erotic sculpture that you can feel
comfortable displaying as fine art.
I view erotica as a fetishization of the body. Human form and sexuality
are disassembled and reconfigured. Desire is fueled by a fixation
on what is hidden and revealed. Art is a way of filtering sexuality
into what is essential. I want to hold the body captive, to freeze
a moment in time and space, to revel in its every detail.
The process of life-casting allows me to produce very explicit and detailed
erotic imagery. The results are remarkably true-to-life, providing
an exact replica of the body.
For me, the artistic challenge is what to do with this life-like representation. Many
artists who work with life-casting simply present the casting as a finished
work of art. Personally, I feel such work has an unfinished
By "boxing" the casting, I am able to give the work a formal
and conceptual context. Presented in this way, the image becomes
susceptible to fixation and fantasy. The piece becomes an object
of sexual projection and obsession. It becomes a fetish.
As an artist, I do not like repeating myself and avoid mass production. The
pieces in this series will only be available in limited, small run, editions. Life-casting
of this kind can be very 'hit-or-miss". It takes many casting
sessions to get an exceptional image.
I hope you enjoy the sculptures!