16 feet width x 18 feet length
Hand dyed cotton bedsheets, cotton, wool felt, silk flowers, pigment, and mixed media
Constructed and woven from fiber, hand dyed bedsheets, flowers, and found objects, One Hundred Blossoms and the Sweetest Scent blends themes embedded in the folk tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Greek myth of Persephone. Although different stories, there are numerous similarities between them. Both girls in these two different tales were picking flowers and both were described as being abducted. Both stories are often referred to as seasonal myths, and an allegory of opposite forces.
This sculpture references my fascination with and reverence to the natural world, folk lore narratives and mythology, and contemporary notions of feminine domesticity, spiritual yearning and sexual identity.
These are familiar stories that are then fragmented and conflated with one another to form new clusters of meaning and association.
It brings together archetypical opposites, through which it explores the boundaries of culture and the role of storytelling, and especially, what it means to be a man or a woman. The girl and wolf inhabit a place, call it the forest or call it the human psyche, where the spectrum of human stories converge and where their social and cultural meanings have evolved and have changed with time.