Edward Muela draws upon scientific theories of the body and his experiences growing up in a failed nuclear family. In reflecting upon the question why his childhood family fell apart, Edward has researched scientic theories that point more and more to a model of the body that is a machine of flesh and bone.
Babies are created and destroyed in a mechanical device that resembles both a womb and the primordial ooze from which life emerged. 1950s style neon advertisements promote child rearing, yet the materials and babies depicted are decrepit. Edward’s work is a reflection upon the current condition of the human machine as it conflicts against human emotional desires.
Edward recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Art and Technology program. He currently fabricates work for prominent Chicago artists and a line of custom, handcrafted furniture made from industrial