Homage To Nature 2017-18
THE STORY BEHIND THIS BODY OF WORK…
These sculptures are intended to be a contemplation and conversation about contemporary educational practices. Specifically, the work addresses the recent detrimental movement toward high-stakes testing to assess student learning and potential. The interplay of visual images and written language deconstruct the notion of a student in one-dimension as these tests suggest.
The work invites engagement. Opening the hinged doors, a physical touch, is intended to start a dialogue. Text is often placed on the outside and inside of these boxes to entice the viewer to consider how human qualities such as imagination, invention, intuition, and compassion are integral pieces to educational success.
“Interlace” Nest, Tree Branches, reclaimed teak wood from boat, white feather, glass 15″x9″x3″ 2018
Nest, Tree Branches, reclaimed teak wood from boat, white feather, glass