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.