These uncanny structures are usually accompanied by weathered surfaces, references to smog, unknown fluids, and other depictions of urban detritus. The characters within these dismal spaces appear to be struggling with their perplexing surroundings. I tend to use visual metaphors that recognize our dependency upon man-made environments and our desperate attempts to conform to living in such unnatural conditions. Within all my sculptures, the figures are visually separate from their surroundings in their illustrative, 2-dimensional format. This separation personifies an underlying tension and a sense of estrangement that everyone in our contemporary society can relate to.
Being heavily influenced by Pop Surrealism, I sarcastically pair dismal scenes with pleasurable pops of color, playful perspectives, figure distortion, and many childlike references. In my most recent works, there is an obvious focus on addictions and habits, with an emphasis on oral fixations. Although these are adult issues, I draw attention to childlike qualities when pertaining to concepts of excess, lack of self-control, and escapism. Within these works, I can bring a sense of humor and absurdity to some of the darker, more challenging aspects of being human in unstable, perpetually changing environments.
— Hannah Pierce