Inspired by the simple concept of a “chair,” I was drawn to explore the time spent in chairs and the relationship with the human body that results. This work is a visual study of the formal relationship between a chair and the human body, allowing me to explore the physical connection between two different “legs” as well as my own personal relationship with these specific chairs. The resulting images are strange, uncomfortable, disembodied yet playful and familiar.
By using my own body yet ambiguously presenting the limbs, my work is both self reflective and inclusive to the viewer. From rocking chairs to classroom chairs, I utilize a variety of chairs in a variety of their own minimal environments. While the chair's form may not be immediately recognizable, the idea that I have spent a great deal of time sitting in one chair or another, both comfortable and uncomfortable, is an all too familiar feeling.