The EXHAUST series of collages imagine the body through mechanical and medical aesthetics, making visual comparisons between both aesthetic systems. This series correlates the repetitive nature of being to machines/machinery, correlates the contrast of medical imagery to metallic tools/machinery, and uses a sterile, clinical sharpness found in medical imagery and spaces. Other references to medical and machine aesthetics play out in the use of the graph/drafting paper to act as a diffusing membrane for imagery underneath (like that of an organ or cellular membrane), as well as taking measurements and backing the metal tools with a rigid grid. What’s more, the high contrast and shimmering quality of the metallic tool imagery suggests the revolutions of machines/engines, when the curving, reflective surfaces of metal shimmer and flash in the light. The sterile, dense, high-contrast subjects and compositions reference the medical aesthetics of MRI, X-RAY, and/or CT scans. This series has been displayed in a 2022 solo exhibition in NY.