Journeys IIIBlack Faun Gallery, 2017
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2 Huts 12 feet x 16 feet x 8 feet
Two hut like structures made from Cotoneaster branches, handmade kozo paper, and kakishibu.
Two Huts, view 2
Red Wall rearranged 8 feet x 36 feet
Handmade paper of kozo, hemp, flax, encaustic, red dye and silk threads
Round reed, unbeaten Kozo, indigo dye
Hut #4 40 Inches diameter
Round reed, handmade kozo paper, red silk thread.
I have had many transformative journeys in my life. I have traveled, hiked, and liven in wonderful place. I am fascinated by process: I want to know how the roof is thatched, how the hut is made, what the cord or thread is, where the natural dye comes from, how the hive or nest is constructed. These basic constructions are at the root of who we are and what we can do. They are all so very sophisticated in their simplicity. These forms also speak of community, of building cooperatively using indigenous materials.