The Untitled Man is the avatar for creativity. This work marked my first foray into wearable art. This character was inspired by one of my Black Drawings series, which dealt with stages in the artist’s metamorphosis. To bring this character out of the drawing space, I started studying medical illustrations of various biological systems. I used my drawings to generate a new system, a “creatory system” on the body. I painted the motif onto a cotton unitard using fabric paint, and after sculpting a helmet and mask, the costume was finished in 2010.
I use photography and montage to explore The Untitled Man's narrative and relationship with different environments. At times I've used seamless photo editing to suggest a quantum state for the untitled man, where they are in 3 places at once.
Above: I chose a section of wetlands off route 114 in North Andover, Massachusetts, and I worked with photographer Eric Garcia to create this series exploring the Untitled Man's relationship with a natural environment in transition. Man made creations have made life on earth easier, but has come with a cost that can be seen in the natural environment.
Above: In 2010, just after finishing the costume, I chose the Mystic River Reservation in Medford and Somerville, for my first photo series. Forests are ideal settings for The Untitled Man and the green and brown vines are almost the perfect visual foils for the red and white lines of The Untitled Man's Suit.