This autobiographical sculpture series explores distinct childhood memories. The work focuses specifically on the ages of 7 to 15 and the impact of those years into present day. Combining hand crafted art forms with both raw and embellished found objects, I chose each component in this work to represent myself, people and items that have significantly impacted my life. I create compositions to represent relationships and emotions while materials signify specific traits or actions.
This particular piece was inspired by the pajamas I was wearing the night my father passed away. The pajamas were a light flannel with faux patchwork in pastel shades. Traumatic events give insignificant, everyday objects meaning and value. I translate the objects that haunt my mind into a piece of my story through sculptural abstraction.
Materials: Wood, yarn, wire, fabric, batting, produce bag, blanket, hand knit dress and doll house phone
Size: 62" x 55" x 9"
Created in 2020.