2009 – 2010
The Collective; Installation
All in My Head is a series where I meld, mold and cast incongruous materials in the form of a head where I seek to probe and expose the dichotomy between inner and outer self. Repetition of this generic – yet charged – form suggests the many guises of a single individual and/or a collective of many.
The works are multiple castings of encaustic and/or beeswax with incongruous materials embedded in the form of a head. The original sculpture was produced in clay. Once completely dry, a rubber mold was created as well as a plaster reinforcement casing to maintain the molds shape and afford multiple castings. Each piece is born from the same mold. It is after casting and through the artistic process that its personality evolves becoming a unique individual.
Each head is attached directly to the wall via an unobtrusive mounting bracket giving the work the appearance of floating off the wall. This floating effect is important as it visually isolates the individual while allowing it to relate to adjacent personalities.