Physical Body
Cellular Division Contemporary sculpture by artist Shelby Fleming

Body is the center of my artistic practice. Whether it is abstract or representational my work revolves around the body’s fragility and resilience as it faces internal, external, or psychological factors. Many of the patterns and structures in my work draw from a micro view of our bodies. My installations approach from a macro perspective that incorporates the viewer’s experience into the installation. Scale and sculptural placement directly confront the viewers body in relation to space.

The grotesque beauty present in the artworks are influenced by the concept of the abject body. Abject body being the body that violates its own boundaries in the form of excretion. We want our bodies to be neat and orderly because, if this is the case, we perceive that we are in control of our bodies’ functionality and how it exists. It is a socially suppressed topic, but it is a shared experience that connects all life.

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