Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
60" x 40" x 10"
Wedding dress, ceramic, sharpie on vinyl
These works seem to make suggestions regarding their subjects. The transparency of the plastic is the most important aspect of these works. The drawings on the vinyl were traced directly off of living people. Part A revolves around the dress, my Grandma's discarded wedding dress from 1963 and suggestions of someone being trapped inside it.
Part B is a colorful plastic depiction of a friend of mine. A 22-year old girl, the same age my Grandma was when she was married in that dress.
Friday, December 10, 2010
"It is Culture"
Metal rods,fabric, clay & intaglio prints
32" x 28" x 72"
This piece came together by combining two projects. The intaglio prints of a female figure which represents an allegory of indigenous young girls & an amorphous shape that came from a dream. This piece was inspired after I came across an article about how now in 2010 there are still several towns around the world where females' rights are not respected. Once a girl reaches the age of 12 or reaches puberty her family will exchange her for an animal or money.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
card ribbon and ink on newsprint
10' x 18' x 24'
Scroll was inspired by these card ribbons. The process of collecting the material has been slow going for a few years now. The manner in which I installed the piece emphasizes the visual and tactile characteristics of the ribbon material. The ribbons change the light and the light changes the space. They weave to show different colors of the spectrum in different layers. The systematic ink drops on the newsprint scroll are the result of an experiment. I used cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink to dripped row after row from each step of a twelve foot ladder five times.