Burlap Sculptures 1987-1998

 

 

For many years I worked with stuffed fabric forms using a variety of found and natural objects. The sculptures were primarily figurative.I began to see the vessel as a symbol for the female; ie. an emotional outlet, provider of safe refuge and as an expression of vulnerability.

 

The vessel forms grew from this idea. I was challenged by the idea of creating a free-standing vessel in order to explore inner and outer connections. I developed a technique for fusing layers of fabric that could be used to “build” a form rigid enough to stand on its own. The technique worked well and opened the doors to many possibilities.

 

 

Early Vessels 1987-1989           Collective Memories 1990          The Inner Quest 1990 

Light Within Form 1993               Fragments 1996                        Vessels etc. 1991-1998

 

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