Artwork > Installation - A Sense of Place

Installation at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC, as part of the Sense of Place exhibition.
Wood framing, waxed organza silk, plants, halogen lighting.
5' x 7' x 7'

Statement about Shed:
I have always been interested in how memory resides in spaces, in both lived spaces and within the landscape. "Shed", is a lean-to structure, built to house a collection from the natural world. The structure itself is stable and iconic, while the translucent walls (made from waxed organza silk) reveal a sense of the contents inside. The plants were gathered from a field and are the remnants of last year’s growth. Their shadows are cast upon the silk walls, which change as you walk around the structure, revealing the open doorway on the opposing side. By juxtaposing these elements, I hope to explore the tensions and poetry between opposing states of preservation and passing and the shifting landscape of memory.