the chimera series

 

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chimera:  Griffin

2008

3’x1’6”, dimensions vary

fabric, paper, collaged elements, crocheted elements, feather trim, purchased wings

 

chimera:  Griffin is part of a larger series which is concerned with identity construction as well as performative objects and, again, references Alice in Wonderland.  This piece, when worn, blinds the wearer.  As it restricts sight and, therefore, motion, chimera:  Griffin becomes dependent upon it companion piece, chimera:  Mock-Turtle.

 

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chimera:  Mock-Turtle

2007

10’x4’6”, dimensions vary

fabric, paper, collaged elements, crocheted elements, dryer hose, brass O-rings,
nylon webbing

 

chimera:  Mock-Turtle is part of a larger series which is concerned with identity construction as well as performative objects and, again, references Alice in Wonderland.  This piece, when worn, is like wearing a turtle shell.  It restricts movement and, if the wearer is taller than five feet, forces the wearer to hunch over.  Aside from the ritualistic feel of this worn-object, it is also a companion piece to chimera:  Griffin.

 

 

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chimera:  Randolph

2006

8”x8”x8”

ammonia and kosher salt fumed copper, cotton paper, glass container, gel medium, pebbles, chicken wire, thread, yarn, fake fur, anodized aluminum wire, safety pins

 

chimera: Randolph is, essentially, a Venus Fly-trap.  He is a very small, insubstantial sculpture, yet there’s fierceness to him and a chest-puffed pride.  For me, he reflects the way that others perceive me—small and fierce.  chimera:  Randolph is that part of my psyche that is proud of what I’ve accomplished.

Ya know, I read this description of chimera:  Randolph that I wrote I don’t know how long ago, and I think that this isn’t really correct.  chimera:  Randolph was an experiment in what could be done (i.e. what I could do) with a three dimensional, mixed-media piece that wasn’t in the same form as the rest of the chimera series.  chimera:  Randolph is based upon a Venus Fly-trap, and he is a fierce, little bugger, but I don’t really know about the rest of this description.  He’s small and fierce and kinda reminds me of the fairytale, Hans My Hedgehog.

 

 

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chimera:  Alice

2007

6’x2’6”, dimensions vary
fabric, paper, collaged elements, crocheted elements, plastic doll heads, porcelain
teacup

chimera:  Alice is part of a larger series which is concerned with identity construction as well as performative objects and references Alice in Wonderland.  This piece is reminiscent of a Victorian tea-hat or a church-crown and was the first of the chimera series that became a performative object.

 

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chimera:  Mr. Grey

2006
1’x1’x1’
willow, flax-yarn inclusion sheets, seed beads, copper wire, anodized aluminum wire, thread, polyurethane

 

 

 

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chimera:  Set


2006
6”x5”x3”
copper, yarn, abaca paper, thread

 

 

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chimera:  Skeksis

2006
3’x1’6”x1’
yarn-flax inclusion sheets, satin brocade and flax inclusion sheets, ammonia fumed copper mesh and flax inclusion sheets, aluminum mesh and flax inclusion sheets, thread, polyurethane

 

 

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chimera:  Dorit

2006
copper, gesso-patinaed copper, brass
5″x2″x2″

 

 

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chimera:  Springheel Jack or, Brilliant Jack

2006
6’x2’6”x1’
paper, chicken wire, acrylic polymer medium, ink, embroidery thread, zippers, yarn, sharkskin fabric, bubble wrap, nylon webbing, found paper, acrylic paint, gel medium, garnet medium, satin

 

 

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chimera:  Flocklings

2006
dimensions vary
paper, surgical gauze, acrylic paint, pastel, ink, garnet medium, gel medium, spray adhesive, surging thread, safety pins, fairylights

 

 

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chimera:  Hansel

2006
4’6”x1’x1’6”, dimensions vary
paper, corduroy, fake fur, sharkskin fabric, aluminum mesh, bubble wrap, acrylic paint, gel medium, garnet medium, surgical gauze, pastel, ink, spray adhesive, surging thread, safety pins, black and white photographs

 

 

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chimera:  Gretel

2006
6’6”x2’6”x3’
paper, sharkskin fabric, fake fur, satin, velvet, suede, surging thread, hemp twine, chicken wire, embroidery floss, ink, acrylic paint, gel medium, bubble wrap, computer printouts, safety pins, black and white photographs, pastel, copper leaf, garnet medium, words, spray adhesive, surgical gauze

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