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21 February 2013 @ 08:27 pm
"allegory," (incomplete, assemblage sculpture) february 2013  

"allegory," (incomplete, assemblage sculpture) february 2013.

i did most of the work on this piece while in quarantine for a week after my radioactive iodine dose, a component of my treatment for thyroid cancer. work still needs to be completed on the outside casing.

each of the specimen tins contain something i've consumed or collected, such as incense ash or paper ephemera, and ultimately comprises a sort of material autobiography. some of the contents have been paired logically, others intuitively. each echoes an aspect of my personal experience but also other structures and one another.

there are eleven more detail images

not all specimen tins are detailed.

2007 maryland map, tourmalated quartz bead

spent pu-erh tea, cinnamon bark, howlite bead

pine cone, needles, twigs

white sage, bible page

bay leaves (center tin), cedar sprigs and gold leaf (front left), tobacco (behind center), pine resin (behind and to left),

juniper berries, quilting thread

hair, czech stamp, thread

velvet, hemp twine, bolt

anise, page from 1992 ephemeris

unsent love letter, thread, hemp twine, black eyed susan petals, myrrh, wax

Lagochilus inebriens blossoms/thorns
-deadletters on February 21st, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
This is fascinating.
Shameless: artisticliminalia on February 21st, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful and moving. I love it.
pigeons on the grass alastriesticity on February 22nd, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Mm, so lovely.
sothesothe on February 22nd, 2013 06:48 am (UTC)
I really like the concept! And the execution is great as well. Awesome stuff!
Nevarra: achenevarra on February 22nd, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I really love these.
grows: pic#81518380grows on February 23rd, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
crimson_vitacrimson_vita on February 23rd, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
Those pictures alone would make gorgeous wrapping paper.

[eta: Also they're very, very pretty.]

[last eta, I promise, 'this time is going to be different':] I made the gorgeous wrapping paper comment because something about those things evokes a 'meaningful relationship between people' feeling in the same way that awesome holiday paper evokes a strong positive spirit of the season simply in its presence/design. (You know, in case that wasn't obvious in the comment itself.)

Edited at 2013-02-23 07:20 am (UTC)