These sculptures are part of a series about moving out of darkness into a less heavy space. The movement in the sculptures has an opening and movement that speaks of a desire for growth. The heaviness of the black sculpture tries to keep the others from flying away, but it is unsuccessful.
Inflammatory displays how pain can feel sharp and hot in our bodies. When we have homeostasis, the cells and muscles feel smooth and aligned - energy flows easily and the green color represents harmony and growth in the body. The sharp contrast of the red, spiky and angular elements is creeping into the harmonious part of the sculpture.
Moving Forward represents growth, movement, and changes we experience along the way. We don't always know what kinds of changes we will encounter, and though they can be surprising to us, the act of moving ahead can give us hope and faith in the process of movement.
Trapped pain illustrates the frustration and anxiety about chronic pain. This is the beginning of a series referencing the relationship between chronic pain and new scientific findings in neuroscience that reveal chronic pain resides in overactive neural pathways instead of in the body.
Wheel of Wonder has a changeable nature depending on which angle it is viewed from. In this time of strong disagreement, it is hoped that looking at a situation from another angle can provide the viewer with a new vantage point to consider.
Persistence illustrates many approaches to a situation, whether it is a problem or a creative pathway. Persistence is represented by a closing or narrowing, or a perceived block to a solution, with an openining the allows for the creative solution to appear.
Handwoven double weave fabric of wire and fiber with woven metal band of wire and fiber11"h x 11"w x 8"d
The beauty of new life sooths our souls, and Flourishing reflects growth and opening. Whether it is found in the natural world around us or within our sould and spirit, it communicates hope, optimism, and joy. This sculpture is handwoven in a double weave structure with wire and fiber, with a wire and fiber band.
Wire, fiber, metal - woven metal fabric with fiber embellishment8"h x 6"w x 6"d
There is a mystery to information that is undecipherable. We are made to recognize patterns in order to unlock meaning, but sometimes the truth eludes us. As our technological capabilities continue to advance, the power to manipulate and skew meaning and truth infiltrates our reality. We are drawn to ancient artifacts that feel solid with unmoving truth, even when there is still a barrier for complete understanding. Will our advancements ultimately lead us to our downfall?
Wire, metallic fiber - double weave metal fabric14"h x 10"w x 9"d
Gold and silver are precious metal colors and are tied to concepts of being precious, regal, eternal, and valuable. The forms in this sculpture also display unity, growth, and solidarity. In this time of much uncertainty, Emergence shows the strength and beauty of the collective. The woven metal fabric is also a double woven fabric - the gold and silver layers are intertwined and move back and forth from one surface to another. The agility and flexibility of the color changes is seamless, but the vertical movement of each section strengthens the upward motion of the sculpture. The softness and gentle arcs of the curving forms rely on the strength and integrity of the wire for their graceful lines, displaying the dance of strength and beauty.
Wire, metallic fiber, beads - woven metal fabric with crochet & bead embellishment11.5" x 4" x 4", 8.5" x 4" x 4", 5" x 4" x 4"
The color red evokes strong emotions: anger, frustration, and conflict. It is also a color we associate with love. These are but a few of the emotions that have bubbled up during the COVID-19 quarantine. The scarlet pods reference the distancing we have had to maintain to keep ourselves safe. We may be in small groups of people we are safe around. Single individuals navigate feelings of isolation and loneliness. The pods, our safe zones, can feel comforting, or they can feel confining. Some relationships have grown stronger in this new normal, while others have strayed apart. Humans are social creatures, and now when we want to touch each other, we are advised to stay away. The blue accents refer to the loyalty we feel to ourselves, to our community, and to our country in this national crisis.