This autobiographical sculpture series explores distinct childhood memories. The work focuses specifically on the ages of seven to fifteen 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. Traumatic events give insignificant, everyday objects meaning and value. I translate the objects and moments that haunt my mind into pieces of my story through sculptural abstraction.
This piece was included in the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in 2019. The exhibit was curated by David Breslin, Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Materials: Yarn, wood, fabric, paper, batting, wire, hinge and embroidery thread
Size: 62" x 70" x 3"
Created in 2019.