Curtis Oland began to concentrate his artistic practice in the field of sculpture in the year of 2009, and developed his work under the tutorship of renowned Canadian sculptor Liz Magor, and esteemed professor Ruth Beer, both from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In his final semesters, Oland explored the subject matters of indulgence, desire, gluttony, opulence, the grotesque, the visceral, and the internal. Through references to consumption, pain, pleasure, and the organic body, he explores our viscerally deep, dark, yet honest desires. With materials such as silk, honey, sugar, and with organic interventions with ants, and mice, the work highlights the beautiful, yet grotesque perspectives of over indulgences. His mold casting series directly addresses these same subject matters through interactions with the body.