materials: cherry firewood, birch bark, super sculpey, super glue, caulk, wig, taxidermy materials
Khalul is a further exploration of shattered wood as an expansive sculptural form, merged with my earlier interests in modeling and taxidermy. Her name is derived from a religious curse which forbids the consumption of human flesh: she is, after all, a child who has misbehaved and desires forgiveness. Having adding further articulation from previous experiments, Khalul features radial movement at the shoulders, hips, wrists and ankles, in addition to articulated toes and fingers. Khalul is a child on the cusp of teenage years, deformed by disease and the curse of her transgression. Still, she awkwardly and enthusiastically pantomimes the behaviors of what she would have been.