Cold Wax > Installation

Temporary installation piece
mixed media
1996
A Primary Act
Mixed media and print on fabric
48" x 60"
2000
A Primary Act installation view
mixed media
variable on site
1998
The Gown, from A Primary Act installation
mixed media
65" x variable dimensions
2009
Venus from A primary Act installation
mixed media
60" x variable dimensions, 36" at widest width
1997
Vessel from A primary Act
mixed media
60" x variable
1997

" A Primary Act Installation

"the girl knew that in order to hold on to her life at all it would require a primary act of imagination." . . . Carol Shields

A site specific installation of sculptural pieces constructed in images of female architypes .. The pieces were made of transparent to translucent materials held together with parafin and beeswax. Pieces of artwork, found materials, lingerie and imagery were suspended between the layers. The layers were then sewn onto chicken wire and hardware cloth armatures. Embroidered text was added to the surface. The pieces were suspended and lit from within. A written narrative was part of the installation.

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