IT'S NEVER FINISHED
Work from my undergraduate thesis, which was shown alongside work from my "loosely constructed" series for my senior show solo exhibition at Xavier University in February 2018.
"IT'S NEVER FINISHED is a collection of interrelated pieces exploring the idea that we, as individuals, are unfinished and in the process of becoming humans. To be unfinished is both lacking something not present in a finished state or having something which has yet to be removed or developed. Each piece starts with this idea, and then incorporates an external, personal inspiration. IT'S NEVER FINISHED asserts "becoming" is a fundamental expression of life, and change is inevitable.
IT'S NEVER FINISHED further explores the balance between the interconnectedness and isolation of the self. The metaphor of one's shadow, being both connected to the self but also empty and isolated, engages with the push and pull of internal identity vs. external influence, nature vs. nurture, and light vs. dark, eventually arriving at a synthesis of being and becoming."