bones

felt, weaving, sewing, and crochet, and polymer clay.

9B3462CA-23CB-4870-96A8-F0A0D98D8F48.jpg
39BD6ACD-FD64-487E-B098-3A08081A6F7F.jpg
705C4EE9-4A81-4867-9046-6E9B88768C76.jpg
4770393E-AA45-4D61-9DAC-C6E24587B514.jpg
DF631709-D0D2-4344-8117-EC9AA12E3E45.jpg
E4929EC4-03DD-4B60-BB88-D597B1A3E30F.jpg
724C7397-8F88-4CAE-BB54-E37A716B6C1F.jpg
F5323E63-61D9-40CE-B830-2AA3D2E04DF5.jpg
6.jpg
10.jpg
019.jpeg
017.jpeg
012.jpeg
014.jpeg
005.jpeg
003.jpeg
37.jpg
28.jpg
20.jpg
21.jpg
07.jpg
08.jpg
14.jpg
13.jpg
15.jpg

bones

BONES: CERAMICS AND CROCHET

Bones is a sculptural project that sprung from my love of animals and a personal experience in my life. At 17, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya and live for 3 months during a schooling summer. This experience was hugely formative in my life and has been impacting on my art and life since. My time in Kenya taught me the value of all life, especially animals, and that humans must trust and protect them. Recently, I adopted a baby rhino through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for orphaned animals in Kenya. I began crocheting items that I had hoped to bring to this little one in the coming year or so. Tragically, the baby died, before it was even old enough to for its classic horn to grow. So, a project of simplicity and joy, turned to an examination of the many horns and tusks that have been lost to human betrayal. I have and continue to make a series of works I call Bones in an effort to reconcile the useless loss of these majestic creatures, to attempt to replace what they have lost with a gesture of love. Recent works have branched into the realm of human artifacts, and I will enjoy watching where this exploration takes me.