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Charlotte May is an artist, fabricator, and designer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in sculpture and creative writing. 

Informed by dream phenomena, the human body, and technological advancements, Charlotte’s work explores what is beyond the limitations of the five senses used to create an understanding of the world. Recent theories in quantum physics expose underlying structures that challenge the trust we place in our senses. As someone who has long experienced sleep paralysis and hypnagogia, her work is informed by these phenomena that exist in the blurred lines between reality and the unknown. Each installation’s components rely on and support their sibling counterparts to create an interdependent system. Human structures such as neural networks or the integumentary system influence the sculptural architecture. Anthropomorphic qualities evoke a sense of empathy with the work while an uncanny element reflects discomfort within the body and the outside forces acting on it. The correlation between the dream world, the body, and dimensional membranes inspire each piece.

Charlotte May is an artist, fabricator, and designer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in sculpture and creative writing. 

Informed by dream phenomena, the human body, and technological advancements, Charlotte’s work explores what is beyond the limitations of the five senses used to create an understanding of the world. Recent theories in quantum physics expose underlying structures that challenge the trust we place in our senses. As someone who has long experienced sleep paralysis and hypnagogia, her work is informed by these phenomena that exist in the blurred lines between reality and the unknown. Each installation’s components rely on and support their sibling counterparts to create an interdependent system. Human structures such as neural networks or the integumentary system influence the sculptural architecture. Anthropomorphic qualities evoke a sense of empathy with the work while an uncanny element reflects discomfort within the body and the outside forces acting on it. The correlation between the dream world, the body, and dimensional membranes inspire each piece.