Skeleton with long, curving neck, looking at itself. Cream background.
"I make work that comments on social and psychological inhibitions. I am interested in the disparity between human potential and human action... I am a professional observer. In my observations I rarely find people utilizing all their talents, realizing a tenth of their potential, or recognizing their own beauty. Likewise, I rarely observe people recognizing the talent, potential, and beauty in others. I see an entire society perpetuating generations of fatalism and skepticism. This behavior is inherently self-defeating. I want my work to communicate that fact to the viewer in order to change this destructive thinking." -Joel Addis