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Cotton Heritage

Cotton Heritage features an essay discussing the connection of gardening to ancestral legacies.

Detail (cotton, bronze)

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Cotton Heritage

Size: 8”H x 6” x 0.5”

Media: Cotton plant, bronze, silk thread, cloth, watercolors, paper, ink, toner, plants (various), silk

Structure: Clam shell box containing cotton plant with bronze electroplate stem, one paper signature with text, one cloth accordion with pockets laminated (sewn) with plants. Pockets contain cards featuring watercolors and text.

Edition: 4

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Planted

Planted features an original essay discussing the connection of gardening to ancestral legacies. Mono-prints of plants from my and my mother’s garden are featured in this bookwork. The portfolio cover on the edition features a photo from my mother’s garden and the lace paper folio simulates garden gates.

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Planted

I’m always happy to visit gardens and am intrigued whenever passing by a gated garden – especially those that offer just a glimpse. These private spaces feed the imagination. The crocheted cover on the deluxe copy simulate these walled garden gates.

 

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Size: 11”H x 9.5” W x 1”D

Media: Cotton, thread, cloth, paper, plant material (pittosporum, rosa, loropetalum, hydrangea, maple, oak), toner, ink

Structure: Crocheted doily with cloth triptych signature of sewn dried plants and paper triptych of monoprints contained in custom clam shell box

Unique - Deluxe

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Planted Edition

Size: 8”H x 6” W x 0.5”D

Media: Lace paper, cotton paper, toner, ink

Structure: Lace paper folder with folded paper signature and 3 loose leafs contained in portfolio

Edition of 4

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Fading Garden

Fading garden is constructed from plant material gathered from five family gardens. The delicacy of the paper corresponds to the time in which the plants were gathered – a time of the summer’s waning when spring budding plants have given their all and gardens begin to fade in preparation for the next season.

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Fading Garden

The structure is both quilt and book.

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Fading Garden

Size: 51"W x 74"H

Media: Handmade paper (cotton, sugarcane, fig, kozo), plant inclusions (herbs, flowers), rayon paper, cotton printmaking paper, graphite, inkjet transfer, marker

Structure: Five accordion books (overlapped to form a quilt)

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Our Lady of the Lawn
       
     
Our Lady of the Lawn

Our Lady takes its form from the homemade shrines found in homes throughout southern Louisiana where Madonna statues grace many lawns and are a sign of devotion.

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Our Lady of the Lawn (detail)

Size: 8” W x 10”

Media: Wood, cotton thread, organza, beads (Job's Tears), wire, dried plants, graphite, metal, pigment print.

Structure: Modified Pamphlet on rods

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Our Lady of the Lawn

Size: 8” W x 10”

Media: Wood, cotton thread, orgnza, beads, wire, dried plants, graphite, metal, pigment print.

Structure: Modified Pamphlet on rods

Unique