The core of this piece is a primitive, hand punched cabbage shredder that I bought at a flea market eleven years ago in Mobile, Alabama. I wanted to reverse the outside-in motion of shredding with a sieve-like flow of inside-out. Instead of the act of tearing apart, a reversal to the current of a life-giving stream. When you run your fingers through the strands the movement of the weighted sinew is satisfying.
Creating this wall piece was a mesmerizing process. First there was the repetitive cutting, knotting and stringing of the sinew. Next came the dip/wait, dip/wait, dip/wait as each layer of wax hardened. The tip of each strand slowly building up with wax to a small sperm-like form. I've been lovingly referring to this piece as the 'hairy one'.