Steel wire, steel rods, abaca and cotton paper, pigment, rust - 9’3” x 5’6” x 3’8” each - 2017
This work explores the precariousness of growth and our human relationship to it. The egg-like forms are high out of reach, above our heads like a promise of future life and abundance. The graceful, swooping lines of their support structure hold them aloft with a minimum of material, thereby emphasizing the delicacy of their situation. Their physical separation from us alludes to the nature of our relationship—they are literally held up like reverential objects but they are also constrained, kept isolated on their precarious pedestals. On the ground below them, we find ourselves implicated in their potential destruction and, therefore, responsible for their safety.