Being Bound Forces Non-Action | 2015 | Animal fat, poplar | 45″X 6″X7″ Being Bound Forces Non-Action is a biographical psychological exploration, dissection, and allegory of the traumatized body. How mental bondage creates ailments in the physical body is depicted through the repetition of five single hip bones, which attach themselves to each other creating a type of chain. Through this chain, I attempt to organize experiences of physical and mental trauma by means of linear pattern. The use of fat references a literal as well as figurative cushion which suggests a type defense mechanism. While wrapping ourselves in this chain we create a knot which only becomes tighter the more we struggle. Through non-action we are able to reach a point of meditative and contemplative thought, ultimately leading us toward state of acceptance.