Joni Younkins-Herzog

Joni Younkins-Herzog

My search for beauty and purpose manifests into forms that abstract femininity and vitality. Reshaping the body reflects a delight in making allegory; combined with grafting elements of the human form demonstrating my curiosity about science, medicine and the search for human perfection. My sculptures are hybrids, psychological mythologies, and manifestations of our bodies. Within my work the human body is displaced retaining ranges of recognizable features-but what remains behind is an interest in the dispersal and fertilization of the feminine mystique. I am exploring the metaphors of flowers with shifts in scale and material. I like to emphasize the physical strain and tension present in actual flower petals as they push to open and invite pollination. My objective is to ask the viewer to confront the interior and exterior space with an invitation to peek inside.

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