My work examines internal and societal expectations of relentless productivity through simple yet absurd mechanical contraptions and sequences of actions. Each piece is a prototype that performs a useless task in a clumsy, inefficient way. I guide each machine through a monotonously repetitive series of motions that emphasize constant work and movement as if busy-ness, in and of itself, is a virtue. By questioning my own romanticization of physical labor and the value placed on being busy, I am simultaneously forcing myself to confront the guilt I associate with idleness and to look critically at the sense of pride that comes with a hard day’s work.
Kylie Little is an artist best known for sculpture and installation. She was born in 1994 in Goshen, Indiana and graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2016 with a BS in Studio Art and Pre-Art Therapy. Kylie creates using a variety of materials but favors wood, metal and other naturally occurring elements, such as water and soil. Her work has been exhibited at Swan Coach House Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, Temporary Art Center and the Kyoto International Community House.
She is currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia and is an MFA candidate at Georgia State University.