Is it possible to sense the weight of hanging masses?
A 1950’s era stand mixer becomes body when perched on top of a vintage metal stool. The crocheted masses hanging from the mixer allude to the generative body, the maternal, the weight that accompanies the responsibility of caring for other living beings.
The stand mixer alludes to a time in history where the “ideal” woman was sequestered in the home, confined to domestic activities. An entire industry was built around making her desire gadgets that would assist with housework. This stand mixer would have been coveted.
Found bedside table, Yarn, up-cycled grocery/shopping bags (stuffing) 52 x 43 x 39 inches.
Anthropomorphic shapes suggest life just below the surface, protruding, poking, wreathing.
Miniature fertility sculptures.
6-8 x 4-6 x 4-6 inches Yarn, up-cycled grocery/shopping bags, found pharmacy bottles, herbs and instructions for making a fertility tincture.
Based on miniature, Stone Age fertility sculptures found across the globe, these sculptures celebrate the ability to create life - a realm of life that was once revered and honored. (Think Willendorf Venus.)
The scale of these sculptures in ancient times meant that they were portable so nomadic tribes could easily transported them as they moved seasonally.