THE MATTERS OF SIZE AND THE URGE TO ANTHROPOMORPHISE:

 

These are emotional support sculptures made during Covid and each has a title from a Motown song. I grew up in the city of Detroit and heard this music as it came out as a child, and there is something childlike in the imperfections I've let remain in these sculptures. They are meant to be enjoyed in small spaces, amongst other things we collect over the years, hence their non-monumentality.

I like to think of them as being personal talisman or beings that wish the best for you which you can talk to, like a plant or a pet. They don't need blessings or ceremony to become imbued with spirit. The owner decides what role the sculpture will take in their life, they can take advantage of the therapeutic aspects or not. The sculpture is at your service.