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I am fascinated by Ensō, the dark splashes of black ink on white paper and how a single meditative loop represents a single moment of open creation. What happens when multiple moments are looped together in three-dimensional space versus on a two-dimension piece of paper? My work is interdisciplinary in nature with me often taking photographs of my fiber and wire textile works to see the work through another point of view. The lens of the camera catches imbalances in the form or stitches out of place so it helps me adjust my work to meet its purpose and it also allows for me to play with creating 2-dimensional artworks while enjoying the physicality of creating 3-dimensional sculptural forms. Featured in White Enso, an online magazine dedicated to stories in, of, and about Japan. The complete collection of Ensō, a series of five, the first three will make a strong triptych of Black, White, and Midnight Blue in your home office: Ensō - Black and White: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Enso-Black-and-White/907907/8595527/view Ensō - Midnight Blue: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Enso-Midnight-Blue/907907/8595421/view Ensō - White and Black: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Enso-White-and-Black/907907/8595550/view Ensō - White Neon 3D: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Ens-White-Neon/907907/8596492/view Ensō - Midnight Blue 3D: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Photography-Ens-Midnight-Blue-3D/907907/8596504/view
Photography:Black & White on Paper
Size:56 W x 42 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:No
I’m a metal and textile artist, who takes a single metal thread and creates meticulously stitched, hand-crocheted sculptures. Stitches are connections, building relationships and memories. Most recently from Hawai’i and currently living in Japan, I am fascinated with juxtapositions and transformations in our ever changing world. Manipulating copper wire with textile techniques, I create artworks that combine the hard, masculine properties of metals with soft, feminine textile techniques. Stitching these two elements together transforms each piece into a stronger, more cohesive sculpture. Whether it is bare copper, anodized copper with color, or a copper core wrapped in gold, I love how the simplicity of a single hook and copper wire threads become a voluminous, organic installation in my hands. Hand-crocheting is a meditative action for me. The smooth copper wire glides through my fingers and over my crochet hook. Like the ensō, its single meditative loop represents a single moment of open creation, each crochet stitch I make is created from a varying number of loops. Each completed loop is the copper thread telling the story in sculptural form. My work process is interdisciplinary. I often take photographs of my fiber and wire textile pieces to see the work from another vantage point. Photographing my work also allows me to play with creating two-dimensional artworks while enjoying the physicality of creating three-dimensional sculptural forms. The rich tropical waters around my home state of Hawai’i continue to inspire my favorite color gradations; the deep turquoise blues to sea foam greens to the silver sparkles of water splashing my toes in the sand. My works are tactile in the same way I enjoy the beach. The wire flows through my hands inspiring me to take the conflicting materials and techniques and build balanced artworks.
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