Constructs

I weave the wire using the loom on which I began my journey...an inflexible medium, a fluid application, a comfortable peace. Once woven, the precious metal “mesh” is treated with chemical patinas and waxed.

I am further humbled by Mother Earth, her beauty and her bounty, which surround my mountain home. My paths travel away from the trodden ruts, to the roots, fallen branches, burls that now lie dormant, unnoticed. After hours debarking, chiseling, sanding, oiling, the pieces emerge from their mud-encrusted coffins to dictate their woven partners. The process and the resulting construct seem to silence the noise of the mundane.

Myriad results form juxtaposition between hard and soft, copper wire and undulating woven mesh—flowing woven ribbons with the stillness of the wood bodies. It is this challenge, the weaving mystical beauty of something born of the earth, unforgiving yet at peace, causing a stasis of being, uncovering what has been buried, which races through my mind, moves my hands.


Initiating
12x16x10
Branches Reaching
23x14x13
Reflection
22x13x12
Reflection 2
19x11x8
Bridges
11x15x10
Upward
12x16x10
Slide
11x21x9
Seated Vessel
16x21x14
Trapping
12x23x14
Planted
10x9x8
Construct
7x7x7
Winding
10x20x5
Winding 2
5x20x9
Seated
16x50x10
Secret
10x27x6
Construct 2
5x8x5
Walled
10x15x10
Structure
8x21x12
Construct 3
5x8x5
Construct 4
4x6x4
Upward 2
16x16x10
Winding 3
12x35x7
Structure 2
10x27x14
Trapping 2
15x42x10
Winged
13x8x9
Tributary Factor
31x32x80
Stone in Repose
26x48x64
Structure 3
30x10x8




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