Site specific Installation @ Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
While walking the trails of Webster’s Woods Art Park, I came across this hollowed tree trunk, which inspired me to create a natural, sacred space like the ones found in the Himalayas. Noticing the similarities between the landscapes of Nepal and the Pacific Northwest, I was stimulated to interpret natural materials to reflect the aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities of my cultural heritage.
Red earth suspended in cloth defines the sculptural space. A rock becomes the focal point for contemplation. To evoke the cycle of growth and decay, barley seeds planted in the earth add phases of color to the installation. Threads wrapped around the tree, as performed in South Asia, invoke the spirit of nature and introduce more color and movement to the work.
With the passage of time, earth pigments will stain the fabric that will eventually disintegrate. Earth and rock will fall away and the space will return to its original state.