This series is inspired by my meditation practice. During meditation, I often feel a yearning to go UP, to experience rising above and beyond my physical body. By creating ladder-like pieces, this work explores that concept, helping to transport to another level. I call this the LADDER SERIES.
The WOVEN LADDERS and WOVEN BARK involve weaving colored yarns and various fibers into the design of the piece. I feel a deep connection working with the found wood, embellishing what is sometimes usually there already. I find that the weaving process is very much a part of the whole rising above idea, playing with the concept of going in and out of layers.
My DRAWINGS are inspired by these ladder-like pieces. The process of drawing allows me to feel grounded by delving deeper into the wood itself.
The STRUCTURES take the concept into a 3D realm. There is a meditativeness and deep feeling of purpose & intention I experience while creating this work. I envision these pieces as climbing tools that can be used to heighten myself and my awareness, both spiritually & philosophically.
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