the act of thrusting or throwing out (extrusion), 2015, found wood and conduit, yarn, recycled plastic bags as stuffing, 48 x 17 x 14 inches
An abstracted female torso is being extruded through a found conduit. Breasts and vulva exposed, this sculpture is suggestive in its repose as the figure bends backwards over an erect timber found during a renovation of the building I live in.
Installation shot of "pelvis" and "the act of thrusting or throwing out (extrusion)"
baby cow nursing nipple, yarn, found iron ring 3 x 7 x 4 inches, These nipples are used to feed baby cows when the mother isn't available. Adding the found iron ring transforms it into a pacifier of sorts. Hairy yarn binds the two components and adds a humorous tone.
merkin, installation shot
shelf made from found wood
pelvis: installation shot
sink drain, yarn, architect drawing tube. 56 x 6 x 6 inches
The shape of a Greek Urn or Amphora references a classic vessel, bringing to mind the uterus and maternal. It's placement atop an erect architect's tube defies gravity while pointing to the necessary phallic in the equation of creation.
Suggesting an urn or basin and alluding to water or systems essential to life, this sculpture encapsulates the feminine divine. Yarn binds and gives new life to these domestic cast offs.
The architect's drawing tube alludes to grand designs and creation. It is a means of displaying the vessel but in turn becomes part of the sculpture.
pelvis : detail sink drain, yarn. 56 x 6 x 6 inches
In the shape of a Greek Urn or Amphora, this shape references a classic vessel, which suggests the uterus and the maternal.
In reference to the tradition of women's handiwork and fetish objects, I crochet fibers around artifacts or domestic detritus found on the streets of NYC - transforming them.
I liken this process to the maternal with gestures that, at their best heal and nurture and at their worst - smother and confine
optimal inertial design for self propulsion 2015 crutches, yarn, wire, styrofoam. 47 x 28 x 25 inches, A discarded pair of crutches are re-purposed as limbs - supplanting their intended purpose.
A piece of styrofoam shaped like a pelvis was the genesis of this sculpture. Inverted and disrupted, the crutches still appear to assist with propulsion. Crocheted yarn surrounds the pelvis and sprouts arms that reach down to grab the crutches as if to move them forward. A variety of orifices cover the pelvis.
totem pods, 48 x 22 x 12 inches, hokey-vacuum, yarn, repurposed grocery bags (the stuffing).
These forms suggest oddly dysfunctional seed pods stacked and hung from a classic symbol of domestic labor. The vacuum was found on the street and repurposed as display - becoming part of the sculpture itself.
optimal inertial device for self propulsion
crocheted yarn and wire, box, stool, found plastic cap, 50 x 18 x 18 inches. A shipping box is the quintessential symbol of consumer culture. The crocheted male genitalia serve as a reminder of our capacity for rebirth while the quirky, abstracted form atop the box harkens to strange creatures from beneath the sea. The red at the end of the wire is a piece of plastic from a cap cut into a tongue-like shape.
cast plaster hand, found conduit and box, yarn, 17 x 16 x 14 inches. A used postal box becomes the base from which conduit grows while a cast plaster hand is held in place by a growth of crocheted yarn.
flashlight, yarn 6 x 6 x 4 inches.
A flash light is encased in yarn. Hairy orifices that glow from within humorously refer to medical devices used in vaginal exams. An hour glass shape alludes to fetish objects such as the Willendorf Venus.
found crates, hose, pipe, flashlight (under crochet) crochet head, 59 x 15 x 15 inches.
A knit mask surrounds a found flashlight (that still functions and casts light in a darkened room) and becomes a head. Found copper piping from the restoration of my apartment building becomes an anatomical neck. Inside discarded crates, a bright blue hose is reminiscent of vasculature and the gut.
yarn, wire, found pulley. 16 x 9 x 7 inches, A curious growth with an orifice, emerges from its cast off base.
found lamp, knit and crocheted yarn, feeding nipples, wire, 31 x 20 x 15 inches A found lamp sprouts a sinuous form with a leafy head and protrusions that elude to both male and female body parts.
found core sample from cement structure, crocheted yarn and wire.
8 x 5 x 3 inches
found bike pump, conduit, yarn, wire. 30 x 32 x 10 inches
Think Charlie Chaplin, then think vasculature, and red protuberances.