Assemblage Sculptures

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Things from Home: what we take with us are attitudes about finances (price tag), work (hand) and spirituality (wing). These are represented by die-cut Braille pages, in small silk organza houses.
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A “Viking” warp-weighted loom made of things left to me by Northern European Americans.

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Seemed Important at the Time: dollhouse papered with old personal correspondence.

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Second Place: dog show ribbons, art contest ribbons, calf-breeding tape, found embroideries.

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GAP Housing: So much simpler to buy clothing than shelter.
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Tyranny of Ancestry: Regardless of our ancestry, we all carry the weight of those who’ve come before us. The silk is dyed with rotted material, the vertebrae was found in my mother’s studio after her death, the fragment of a Edwardian-era dress-form was picked from trash.
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Miscarry: Discharged rayon, macrame knotting, mannequin part: sometimes human contact just slips right through your fingers.
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Pinstripe bikini lined with dollar bills
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Rake’s Progress
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Half or 50% is about my parent’s marriage. Using two small “school” looms, they share a weft with independent warps, arriving at the same quantity of measure by different means.
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Behind the Door, a Means of Escape is basically a canoe and an oar, disguised as a suit and tie. Just in case…

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