INTERLACING – a series of shadow boxes

Wire Works

WALL JEWELLERY 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

A series of 5 works of wire and ‘beads’ woven over a painting in a shadow box.

In creating these works I was inspired first by the materials and then the process. There is a web site called Astronomy picture of the day – that I look at regularly. We live in an unprecedented time of discovery and scientific creativity that continually amazes me.

Bones, seeds, shells, pebbles, and macrame

– a second series of Interlacing works – 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

How can bones and seeds be interpreted as expressing Interlacing?
Shouldn’t that be about weaving and fibre art?
Well….. Scientifically – nothing is solid. All matter consists of an interconnection of atoms to form molecules of varying density: gases, liquids, solids: plants, animals, metal.
DNA and RNA determine further interconnection: veins of leaves, bones, and seashells.

These deer bones were found on Galiano Island. The doe was pregnant when she became trapped and died. If you look closely you will see I have included the embryo’s scapula beside the mother’s shoulder blade.

The pelvis was once used as a support for a black mantilla for a Halloween costume.

The Macramé forms were inspired by barnacles and sand-dollars.