Cambium fiber from the Asian mulberry tree, natural dyes, [African domestic] antlers
28.5"H x 12"W x 18"D
The GODS AND WARRIORS series looks at the power of myth, and the impact storytelling has on shaping our lives. I was drawn to the power inherent in the Greek God images. The challenge became creating God-like pieces that could inspire the viewer to contemplate what that mythical power means. *Cambium fiber paper was the ideal material for this endeavor. Since discovering this paper, I have been fascinated by its strong cellular structure and three-dimensional possibilities. It’s pliability allowed me to mold and create life-sized works, representing mythical gods and asking the questions: Do these myths stay with us buried somewhere in our minds? Are they useful to remember now? Do they still resonate?
*Cambium fiber from the Asian mulberry tree is harvested in rural Laos. It is an important cash crop to the paper industry.