Inventions for the Hand
My work explores the relationship between mechanical/kinetic mechanisms, certain human motions and the human responsiveness to rings. As used for their respective function, the mechanisms I use operate under human power (human hand) to complete the content of each piece. These pieces embellish the devices that humans have developed over the course of time to create machines or tools that simplify our everyday lives, such as the screw and pulley. However, in my work I incorporate them as a vehicle to develop the connection between the functionality of a ring or the interaction that a person may have with it. I focus on the hand as my canvas, because I am intrigued by the small scale and by the idea of creating miniature sculptures that can be held in the palm of a hand, but can also become part of it when worn.