Walker Fine Art, Juxtaposed, 2016
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Birds’ nests and spiders’ webs reflect my interest both in construction and in the seemingly universal functions of homebuilding. I’m fascinated by these miniature, natural structures that –like us – are influenced by the environment in which they are built. I’m interested in how we carry our ideas of home with us and the environments we choose to create.
Using leather cord I sew each panel and strive to create the illusion that the composition has grown in response to these constraints, twisting and bending as a result. The act of sewing is the final stage in my process, yet the result suggests that the thread has been present from the beginning, the forms having grown in reaction to its presence. This prompts the question for me, “How are our own constraints self-inflicted or imagined?”