LOOM LARGE, my inaugural exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery, features sculptures and drawings that query
the social structures embodied in objects, and investigate the complex, often entangled qualities of power, emergence,
Last year, while attending a residency in Thailand I shared a mud house with many of the native species. One in particular,
a small black scorpion, haunted the drain of my bathroom sink occupying my thoughts and affecting my every move. It became
a curiosity how a being so small could wield so much power.
In response, I created a black lace scorpion power figure with materials found at local markets. Once home the diminutive
size of the object lacked the impact of the experience, prompting my second version, and expanding the conversation beyond
Stinger looms larger than life. Its lacy exoskeleton is crafted from found doilies that suggest a history of needlework and domesticity that is left ambiguous. Dyed black and collaged into a mosaic of patterns, they now form the permeable body
of a creature feared for its venomous sting and quick shift from repose to attack.
Balancing tradition and innovation I used needlework to infuse renewed power to craft traditions often dismissed as feminine. Found objects-the everyday and invisible-are reworked and repurposed, and placed on a pedestal for scrutiny where the psychological is made physical in the way the one form materializes from another.
Stay tuned as I add additional images of the artworks and installation.