Steel wire, abaca and cotton paper, pigment, rust - 15’3” x 6’11” x 7’10” - 2017

This installation uses closed cocoon-like forms to examine transformation, growth, and absence. The individual pieces mimic the fullness of a pregnant belly or fertile body like the Venus of Willendorf. Because they are each big enough to contain human bodies they speak of containment and protection. Their visible emptiness and the decay implied by the peeling, rust-stained paper skin, however, undercuts the safety that their volume promises.