My work initially was a study of the human form. My goal was through various means to divorce the human form and its numerous parts from their humanity. I achieve this through purposefully confusing mark making, focusing on certain sections of my models or by removing singular parts from the rest of the body entirely and placing them in new contexts. As I transitioned from academia into working a physically demanding manual labor job, my work has taken new direction, and given new context to my previous pieces. My body of work is now a self study; a meditation on the harm I have suffered from this menial job, mental and physical, as well as commentary on the dehumanizing aspects of all labor in a society that treats the worker as expendable. My goal is still dehumanization of the human, but now I focus on the detachment thrust upon me.