Imperceptible Rupture  is a series of abstracted portraits started in 2015.  They are hollow shelled forms whose initial prototype was built by carefully cutting casts retrieved from flexible rubber molds made between 2002-2012. Small bits of textures from these casts were carefully collaged into new assemblages, like a type of odd ball cladding.  In this way, the Imperceptible Rupture series dismantles aspects of my older work in order to make something new. As new forms, Imperceptible Rupture cues interior or exterior material skins that contain a metaphysical or spiritual agency, similar to the way ceremonial masks and/or other specialized prosthetics for the body imbue to their wearer. The nine busts to the series are entitled: Homecoming, Secret Society, Dutch Girl, Warrior Mask, A More Perfect Union, Folded Mouse, Pluto, Matriarch and Seven Pointed. Fabrication of the first six forms was partially supported by a 2014 Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Research Grant.  The remaining three busts of Imperceptible Rupture are currently underway in the studio. An album that documents the process of merging, molding, casting and refining the Imperceptible Rupture busts can be seen here .

image credit: Cody Goddard