Anomaly of the Spectator
Mixed media sculpture, 9.5" x 8" x 3"
Materials: bioplastic, hair, teeth, sand, naturally dyed fiber, embroidery hoop
This piece aims to deconstruct elements of traditional women's work. Bioplastic is a material made by boiling cornstarch, vinegar and glycerin. The physical action of cooking mirrors women’s work and the chemical processes form the bioplastic. Identity Objects (hair and teeth), referencing personal histories, impregnate the plastic. Hand dyed fiber hangs at the bottom of the work. Not traditionally formed, this fiber is shaped and extrudes from the bioplastic, as if the static sheet, holding objects in stasis gives life to the fiber. An embroidery hoop encapsulates and defines the boundaries of this work.
Anomaly of the Spectator was selected by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of the North Carolina Museum of Art to be a part of the FRESH Juried Exhibition at Artspace in Raleigh NC, May 2018