Density

Fiber,  Paper,sculpture, silk cocoons,silk, cocoon, mask ,ovoid, convex, white,  white on white,shoddy cotton, cotton thread, threads, Delaware Art Museum,Carol Wisker, Philadelphia Fiber Festival,

Density, 2012

silk cocoons, cotton threads and strings, hand-cast paper

ovoid, convex, wall sculpture,  18" x  1.1" x 9" 

The muted colors of the materials and simple forms, lines and textures of Density, combine to express the reverence I feel for the beauty and sensuality of nature. The cocoons are imported from India, China and Japan and they are cleaned and stuffed with cotton and attached to the paper with archival fabric glue. The fine fibers, called "shoddy", are supplied by a recycling factory. Shown in one person exhibition in April 2012, "Strings and Things"  held in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia.

Density was selected by Cuator John Ravenal, of the Richmond Museum of Art, to be included in the Centennial Exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum, October 2012-January 2013.

As a mixed media artist I have the freedom to work in the medium that best describes my vision in paint, collage, assemblage, sculpture and fiber.

My interests in the environment, politics and war, protection, and gender are expressed abstractly using materials that are generally industrial or mechanical.

My ideas often come as a result of the process of "making" or "putting together"  unusual materials in harmony. I enjoy making the ordinary an object of beauty.

Influences are the Dadaists, in particular the women of that era and also sculptors Joseph Cornell and Lee Bontecou and painters Mark Tobey, Richard Poussant-Dart, Dorothea Tanning and Lee Krasner.