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
A body slowly emerges over time. Breasts, legs, etc. This form feels as if it has been squeezed through the found conduit.
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
pelvis: installation shot
sink drain, yarn, architect drawing tube. 56 x 6 x 6 inches 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, creation and vessels. It is a means of displaying the vessel but in turn becomes part of the sculpture.
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.
Installation shot of "pelvis" and "the act of thrusting or throwing out (extrusion)"
merkin: installation shot
Perched on a shelf made from found wood.
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.
48 x 22 x 12 inches
hokey-vacuum, yarn, repurposed grocery bags (the stuffing).
crocheted yarn and wire, box, stool, found plastic cap, 50 x 18 x 18 inches. A shipping box is the quintessential symbol of a 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.
optimal inertial device for self propulsion
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 cast styrofoam core is consumed by a collage of crocheted yarn. The upper reaches of this form suggests human orifices. This brings to mind genesis and the potential for life. Crocheted wire and yarn "arms" reach from the center mass and cling to the inverted crutches as if to move them forward.
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 lash light is surrounded by yarn. Hairy orifices and 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). Found copper piping from a demolition site becomes an anatomical neck. Inside discarded crates, a bright blue hose is reminiscent of vasculature and the gut.
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.
yarn, wire, found pulley. 16 x 9 x 7 inches, A curious growth with an orifice, emerges from its cast off base.
found bike pump, conduit, yarn, wire. 30 x 32 x 10 inches
Think Charlie Chaplin, then think vasculature, and red protuberances.
found cement core sample, yarn, wire. 11 x 6 x 5 inches, A core sample taken from a cement wall forms the base of this upright form that appears to have a gaping orifice.