Self portraits

Self portraits

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Iron and Silk

Katrina, 96" x 48" x 6", seam tapes, trims, chains, copper wire, bed springs, buttons, Mardi Gras beads, 2005 - 07

This unusual amalgamation of materials changes from cloth to metal and back again. Moving in the breeze when you walk by, the textiles float and the objects look like they could injure you in your sleep. The object is like a curtain or a ghost; it's somewhat translucent.

This sculpture was started in August of 2005, right after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. In the alchemy of iron and silk, you'll find the heartbeat of New Orleans.

Katrina, detail

Work from my "Iron and Silk" series have exhibited in galleries from the MN State Fair to Kaunas, Lithuania. Some are in private collections. They are pretty tricky to ship ~