Assemblage Sculptures

 

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Heritage: collection archived with fragmentary information highlighting how little we know of the women who make things by hand.
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detail of Heritage tags and items.

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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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