Process as Remembrance - An Installation

A length of linen from a pharaoh's tomb, a sqaure of stone gray Indian Kadi cloth, and a tree like scultpture knitted from hand spun flax string are all related. The materials they are made of come from the earth, many procecesses take place before they reach a final form and they all bear marks of the hands that made them.

My installation really started with the materials and a deeply felt need to create forms that were almost transparent, that were light and would move a little in air currents. The forms tend to be sheltering nets, cupboards, tents, and hollow tree forms. As children we built forts and secret hideouts. We left messages there and stashes of special objects. This is a time of abandonded shelters, what remains is what was left behind.