Found chair frame, foam, faux fur
In my work I explore touch through creating both immersive spaces, and discrete objects designed for a single adult body. These body scale works works aim to function as surrogates for whole body embraces. Here the physical sensation of a full body hug can induce
relaxation; an embodied experience not usually associated with public gallery spaces. I find that designing seductive forms and tactile surfaces, to ignite interest, are key to increasing visitor’s willingness to participate in the embrace. Often, my work on this scale is built on a base object, such as a bathtub or chair, that is very familiar, trusted to hold a body, and thus, easy for participants to engage with the work with little or no prompting.