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Hanging on by a -
In my current series of sculptures, the focus is on the delicate balance surrounding "loss." "Hanging on by a -" emanates from the loss of a loved one, in my case, the death of my mother four years ago. The egg seems to almost float, but is precariously hung by a single hair, which was my mother's. The egg, a symbol for innocence and life, is fractured. Within, the single strand of hair weaves a delicate web, which holds the egg in suspension.
The One That Got Away
In my current series of sculptures, the focus is on the delicate balance surrounding "loss." "The One that Got Away" confronts issues of child loss, and the dilemma of whether to become a parent or to live with the consequences of in-action.
The colors and form are inspired by Ukrainian pysanky symbolism. Weaving represents knowledge and motherhood with spiders/webbing embodying artistry and patience. The circle represents life and the square, truth. The colors, red, white and black signify hope and happiness in life, purity and innocence, and eternity and remembrance for departed souls (when used with white), respectively.
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