On the nature of things.

consider well

what infinite combinations there have been

in matter’s ways and groupings

Hand Woven Copper Wire Variable Dimensions=36” x 160” x 6” Price: $4,000

Hand Woven Copper Wire
Variable Dimensions=36” x 160” x 6”
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Handwoven Copper Wire, Bronze Cast Hands  36” x 450” x 42”  Price: $4,000

Handwoven Copper Wire, Bronze Cast Hands
36” x 450” x 42”
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Detail of Bronze Hands & Weaving

Detail of Bronze Hands & Weaving

 
 

From those old days. Look back on all that space

of time’s immensity, consider well

what infinite combinations there have been

in matter’s ways and groupings. How easy, then, 

for human beings to believe we are

compounded of the very selfsame motes, 

arranged exactly in the selfsame ways

as once we were, our long-ago, our now

being identical. And yet we keep

no memory of that once-upon-a-time, 

nor can we call it back; somewhere between 

a break occurred, and all our atoms went 

wandering here and there and far away

from our sensations. 

-Lucretius 

The texture of the past is implicated in contemporary lives. Weavings of variable durations, times and rhythms continue the cycle of past, present and future. Taking patterns from my maternal grandmother, I have created weavings that slowly rust and fall apart, intimating the material’s relation to the body.