JUSTIN AMRHEIN

Figuring out how things work and discovering what components are necessary to create a fully functional machine intrigues me.  My inspiration is fueled by the intricacy and sheer beauty that I find in mechanical schematics, blue prints and instructional drawings.  Investigating the dynamics between combining the mechanical with the Biological is a recurring conceptual direction that often reveals itself as the focal point throughout much of my work.  Representing machines in a metaphorical or literal direction frequently shifts from piece to piece.  In the form of Schematic drawings, I am able to define the function and purpose of created elements that border between real objects and imaginary creations.  By using different labeling systems to illustrate and organize an object, I am able to provide a commentary on a multitude of subjects while creating complicated, purpose-driven machines