Site specific Installation @ Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 2011
Stupa for Webster’s Woods Art Park, 2011
My 2010 installation at Webster’s Woods Art Park was inspired by the similarities between landscapes of the Himalayas and the Pacific Northwest. Within this context, I used natural materials to interpret the aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities of Nepali culture.
For 2011, I am further exploring the concept of uniting aspects of two places and traditions. Stupa is made from a Doko, a bamboo basket used to transport materials. It is covered with burlap, red earth, manila rope, aromatic bees wax, and the black resin of seelajeet, an ayurvedic medicine & river rocks. Stupa means “mound” in Sanskrit. Installation is 5 ft 4 inch high 6 ft diameter.