1. the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds,
varieties, species, or genera, esp. as produced through human
manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.
2. a person or group of persons produced by the interaction or
crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.
3. anything derived from heterogeneous sources, or composed of elements
of different or incongruous kinds: a hybrid of the academic and
4. a word composed of elements originally drawn from different
languages, as television, whose components come from Greek and Latin.
5. bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera.
6. composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.
7. composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as a
In this work I use these definitions of “hybrid” as a starting point for these
newest series of sculptures. I bring together disparate elements from parts
of nature and culture such as real and cast plants, found and cast everyday
objects, opposing materials, animal imagery and industrial materials such as
car and machine parts to create a series of fantastic creatures.
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