There is something significant about an object whose history is rich, but unknown. Something inviting about reflecting on what once was, but also imagining what could be. In "Still Here" and "Well Worn" I reflected on these ideas, how a fragmented object could provide a history and a possibility at the same moment.
making "still here"
This piece was laminated with vertical lines, producing upward movement. It creates an invitation to consider what's present, and what's missing.
In this work, the process of chainsaw was predominately about removing excess material to arrive at the silhouette.
The shoes became a significant element within these works. They provide a unique opportunity to explore culture and identity.