H: 16" | W: 5" | D: 2"
A bottle shape made of twined openwork copper wire, attached to a plywood base, plastered with mixed media. I wanted to make a bottle shape. In the making of it, it acquired a sweet and melancholy character.
My impulse to do art is rooted in a love of space and matter - the physical world, and an irresistible urge to make. I use earthy, common, and found materials and choose forms and media instinctively. Contour, line, volume, structure, color, surface, texture – these are the vocabulary I use when assembling objects and installations. I fashion things by hand using simple, ancient techniques (basketry, joinery, sewing & weaving), which are profoundly rich in meaning and feeling. I think my work is about our relationship to the worlds we make and find ourselves in - as animals as well as mindful humans.