the way we connect
Some elements of my practice are highly tactile and range in size from something you can hang from the ceiling to hold in your hand. Steel wool is a printing and sculptural element in a number of projects such as this large-scale interconnected piece.
I often retain the cut copper plates from which I print and exhibit them as sculptures; in this exhibition, I showcased recycled brass plates and steel wool as printing elements and exhibited them side-by-side with the resultant (relief) prints on handmade paper and acetate. Their subject matter-chains, links-is intended as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of the mediums, as well as for the human, interpersonal connection and feel for the Mentors who inspired me to work with respect for Unity within iterations. Later, I ‘forged’ still more links in ceramic and incorporated them into the series.