Artist: Ann Vollum

Title: Encrusted

Attribution: Encrusted, 2023 Ann Vollum

Year: 2023

Materials: Eco dyed and rust dyed repurposed fabric, repurposed PET fibers, hardware cloth, embroidery floss, wool, wire, glass beads, wire, washers, vintage costume jewelry, basket cord, sequins

Dimensions: 27"H x 11.5"W x 11"D

Image Statement: Inspired by natural forms of rock strata, tree roots and organic growths, and the colors of the African earth where I grew up. I am fascinated by the aging process and the beauty in decay. Eco dyed rescued fabric is made into "poufs" which are embellished and then rust dyed. These are assembled and stitched onto a hardware cloth form. The assembled sculpture is adorned with manmade jewelry and vintage buttons, then beaded to form encrustations growing from the "cracks".