Sunday, January 2, 2011

Making Art

Reliquary This is a luminary assemblage with preserved silkworms, spun cocoons, intaglio prints, paint and light, 17” x 17” x 10” deep including lamp
detail from bio art visual journal Concept and object planning for Reliquary object, 10” x 7”

detail from bio art visual journal Documents field trip to the OSU wetlands and artist research. Served as inspiration for Reliquary, 10” x 7”

The Game of Life, detail Includes hand sewn silkworm and silk moth puppets, white cardboard house with three channel projection of cycle of life moth documentary video that I also shot and edited

detail from bio art visual journal Puppet and house plans, 10” x 7”

Moth House, cloaked (detail) Bedroom with illuminated cocoons This is an assemblage work with found/repurposed doll house, abandoned cocoons, expired silkmoths and LED lights, 30” x 17” x 18”

still from Gendered Moth Boxes performance In this piece, I placed together one box with two live male moths and another with two live female moths for the first time. This performance included a spoken word soundtrack featuring portions of my artist statement including moth narrative.

Life (and death) Boxes Used in performance, shown with dead insects, 8” x 10” x 8”, installed