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 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.
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 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.
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