Lori Merhige
We assist in the building of grandiose monuments with liquid foundations, whose bricks and mortar are ideology and amnesia. My current body of work addresses the organic origins of power, and how we often create and support the systems that aid in our own oppression. With sculpture I am interested in performing a form of alchemy with my chosen materials as a way of exemplifying in part the complex nature of the human condition. The servant is also the master, whose path toward self discovery is rife with the risk of self annihilation.

Momument, 2014
part of the exhibition Beacon 3D
Winner of the Dutchess County Executive's Art Award:
Art in Public Places