My current sculptural practice focuses upon the repurposing of vernacular objects and material as well as research into the visual culture of trans-national institutions, particularly those with alarming track records in the problematic realm of military interventionism. Using this framework of inquiry, I devise and execute my constructions to animate themes within and tangent to their physical objecthood. The selection of process and materials is in the service of developing visually credible simulacra that may properly contextualize the allegorical content of the work. In this, the companion text to the suite of sculpture entitled "destroyers," I take the opportunity to explore the conceptual and ideological underpinnings of the work. I attempt to sketch the frame of mind that gave rise to this thesis statement, to outline the methodology of my studio practice, and finally to describe how I arrived at resolution.
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