Nursing Trees June 2011
This is all wood from a tree that was destroyed by a tornado on my families property. I stitched the two halves back together and bandaged up the broken branches in a futile healing effort.
overhead view. 12' x 8'
Romb One ( Room/ Womb) was constructed in April 2008. This romb is feminine and domestic, with elements of decay and shadow. It is composed of dream generated sculptures, and "baby-proofed" objects. The baby proofing concept was realized out of the already soft nature of my sculptures. Sheep wool is a main component, used either raw or manipulated into various grades of felt. At this point in my life I was fascinated by pregnancy and birth and referenced wombs and babies often. In hindsight I imagine this work to be a subconscious fertility dance, culminating in the birth of my son in December 2009.
|hand felted wool, deconstructed chair, raspberry and red wine dye.|
I constructed Romb Two ( A Delicate Feast ) in May 2009. This romb contains materials similar to those in romb one such as wool and rubber, and also explores the boundaries of new materials: dried flowers, seed pods, and roots. I attempted to create a room full of familiar objects presented in a new or strange way. At this point in my life I was 4 weeks pregnant, but totally ignorant of this miraculous fact.
|hand made felt/nuts|
|dried flowers, chair|
|upholstered bird cage, wool|
|latex ribber, wool, pillow|
|dried carrots, dried okra, wool|
|felted wool chair|
|dried onion, upholstery from my parents old couch|
|hand made pillows, embroidered tea bags, hair (mine)|
|hair tea bag detail|
|silcone rubber, pillow, chair ( female: open and closed)|