Animal Architecture

In my series Animal Architecture, I play with the idea of “furniture,” using techniques and materials common to furniture craftsmanship, but in the creation of objects which normally serve domesticated animals.  I have chosen to do this as a way of leading the viewer to consider the ways humans have become self-domesticated. To put this another way, each of these works contains a metaphor for a relationship of power–between someone who is controlled and someone who is in control.  My belief is that humans should be aware of the people, habits, organizations, traditions, or governments that control us–and we should always be asking whether these “owners” are doing us good or doing us harm.