Frank Mejia

As an Artist I am exploring self through sculpture. While deconstructing a body that I try to understand not only physically but also cognitively. Initiated through intimate, fragile sketches my sculptures develop into gestural figures. My concepts are not exact, they are subconscious, I perceive a feeling and then work spontaneously to translate that into an immediately drawn, then sculptural form. I render a sense of manipulation in the sculpture, the figures are subject to powers beyond themselves, their poses reactive to external impositions or suppressions. In an increasingly post-State age, how do we prepare our bodies to respond to new systems of control, or lack thereof?