Future Fragments is a series of sculptures designed using 3D scans anonymously taken from The Metropolitan, Louvre, Uffizi, and Acropolis museums. The scans were digitally sliced and manipulated to create new sculptures from old, building the future from fragments of the past.
This series of physical objects is preceded by an experience in Virtual Reality that was debuted in Paris.
Waiting is a series of figurative sculptures exploring the infinite variations of the human form, created using 3D scans taken on New York City subway platforms. The abstracted figures retain the structure of the original human from whom the data is scanned, but their identifying details have been reduced by the technological process.
Waiting represents the diversity of the human form, reminding viewers that humanity must continue the same compassion, respect, and awareness for fellow humans observed on the subway. Upon encountering Waiting, walking past ChaShaMa’s 1155 6th Avenue window, the audience should reconsider their relationship with technology, encouraging observation and contemplation rather than digital intoxication.
As technology advances humanity is faced with a plethora of existential decisions. Our devices are developing as appendages and a symbiotic relationship between man and machine is evolving. The Domesticated Dieties series predicts new human forms resulting from this next stage in human evolution. The forms are derived from 3D scans of contemporary individuals to create quarter-scale figures, mutated by the digitization of the human body. The paintings superseding the sculptures represent the flattening of the 3D form through digitization.
The scanning process distorts the figures, representing how we might evolve to conform to our devices. Without predators our evolution is stunted, but now technology has presented itself as a new predator. We may develop to meet the demands our devices ask, more immediately we already are noticing psychological changes as humanity becomes domesticated by technology. Inevitably, we will evolve in parallel with the devices that stimulate, expedite and motivate our collective consciousness.