Thesis Installation at Woods Gallery August 2014- Vermont College of Fine Arts. This work is inspired by the poem, Lament by Edna St. Vincent Millay. It speaks to recycling of garments not necessarily for the functional purpose, rather a remaking of them into a new form that facilitates grief and mourning.
Over 500 deconstructed pieces of clothing, sheets, and blankets wrapped around found objects.
20'x14' gallery space.
July 2013- Books Unbound Contribution.
Discarded books, cement, natural elements.
This work is an ongoing art practice that integrates mediation and art-making. In the core of each heart shaped object, what gives it weight and substance, is an assemblage of found objects. Some hearts contain the broken shards of pottery, shells, others hold lead bullets or doll parts and broken toys. The weight of the heart is proportional to the gravity of the situation I was ruminating on. The core of the heart is wrapped in strips of reclaimed fabric. Each layer is a prayer for peace and equanimity. Each stitch is a suture that pulls together the external to the internal, holding together the edges of a symbolic wound.
Return to Now
3 Channel video installation. January 2014.
Video, fabric, chair, pine needles.
Still from Channel 2
Entering the space
Partial View Inside
5 min video loop. Channel 2
Self published book of photographs. January 2013.
A collection of photographs that explores the untraceable location of memory- seeks out the place where ghosts reside and ponders the role of a dwelling not only as a home, but as a vessel or remembrance.
Precious Containment: 2nd Heart
Alternative process prints on salvaged substrates.