side boob, boobie prize, breast works. (All references to the Kardashians are intentional.) Gendered stool series.
2016, 45 x 19 x 16 inches, found hatbox, fan, stool, yarn.
This gaggle of boobies, balls and penis are an homage to generative powers. They have been paired with found objects gathered from my environment and bound together with yarn.
detail: birth tree
2016, 79 x 38 x 25 inches. Found coatrack, brake line, air mask, yarn.
A found air mask becomes a uterus with leafy ovaries. A coatrack sprouting a brake line, becomes a tree-like form.
The tree is an archetypal symbol of breath, healing, connection. The Druids and Celtic mysticism believed that certain trees were sacred and birth dates, associated with certain trees could predict personality types.
2016, 11 x 10 x 5 inches, shoe horn, upcycled plastic bags (stuffing), yarn
Upward mobility and lateral support. Everyone needs a little help now and then. Fertility sculptures and fetish objects.
pickle Gendered stool series
2016, 35 x 16 x 16 inches. stool, lime press, drawer pulls, wire, yarn
It took some pretty big balls to keep this phallus upright.
butts and such Gendered stool series.
2016, 38 x 20 x 20 inches. Found cigarette butt disposal can, chair, yarn.
A chair has always been a stand in for a human body. In the gendered stool series, I add anatomy that transform them into fertility sculptures.
In this case a cigarette (butt) bucket becomes an opening in a crevice that suggests either the vulva or the buttox. Animated knit additions could be either phallic or breasts.
animus Gendered stool series.
2016, 36 x 16 x 40 inches, found chair, gloves, bike pump, ceramic jars, yarn
Duality and slippage of traditional gender boundaries, represented by including both the phallus and breasts suggests the Jungian underpinnings that the title alludes to.
Baby oil, cum cloud
2016, 9 x 7 x 6 inches, oil funnel, yarn
Baby oil, cum cloud gendered stool series
2016, 9 x 7 x 6 inches, oil funnel, yarn, plastic stool.
The Urban Dictionary came in handy for this spurting, upright object. Its implied masculinity is offset by the dainty pink stool.
fertility sculptures and fetish objects 2016, 62 x 23 x 15 inches, found lamp, cement fragments, yarn. fetuses - piggy pot scrubbers, yarn and wire.
Monochromatic, this human size sculpture is heavily textured and lusciously alluring. She is also now pregnant with triplets. (see detail)
this sculpture was made from yarn spun entirely on a drop splindle with uncombed fleece, literally one section of fleece at a time. This time consuming process allowed me to expose the wiry end of each section, giving it a glorious texture. I added raw fleece to the outer edge to add a coarse halo.
animaanima is pregnant
manspread, gendered stool series.
2016, 33 x 14 x 16 inches, lemon press, found stool, yarn.
This lemon press balances perfectly on the edge of the stool and alludes to a phenomenon that plagues the subways, These objects navigate the space between pathos and humor.
pink piggy pushup Venus
2016, 3 x 4 x 7 inches pot scrubber, yarn
If pushup bras had existed when they made the Willendorf Venus, she would have rocked one of these. :))
2016, 43 x 23 x 25 inches, found chair, bricks, verdigri knob, conduit, garden hose, yarn.
A certain male appendage has been referred to as a 3rd leg...
The weight of the "brick" on the front perfectly counterbalances the absence of the brick under the back right leg. The conduit and hose feminizes this macho figure - evoking a boa, yet another slang for this male appendage.
Handspun yarn. Furthest left was done on a drop spindle, the others with a borrowed spinning wheel. The golden yarn was spun from fleece given to me by someone who raised the sheep and dyed the yarn herself, which adds a communal effort to the materials.
2016, 17 x 11 x 11 inches, found detergent bucket, fondue stand, yarn.
This hairy orifice is an interesting play off of the word scrawled across the can on which it sits. "all"
2016, 25 x 58 x 17 inches, found wire conduit, bucket, upcycled plastic bags, yarn.
Mythological stories label the snake as the umbilical cord that links humanity to the earth.