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origin of confidence
origin of confidence
yellow pine, sisal, beeswax
site specific outdoor installation

Riverwood Conservancy
Mississauga, Ontario
October 1, 2011 - late December 2011

The site of my sculptures shares two fundamental features: the remnant of a stone foundation wall and a juniper tree which has formed its own “sheltering” space. Using these concepts as a point of departure I am considering space as it refers to shelter.

By obsessively wrapping wood armatures with sisal and beeswax I have provided evidence of a process – a marking of time as the contours of the image evolved. Covering the wooden inner frameworks allows for the volume of sisal to emerge into an image – a form.

Occupying the boundaries of the natural and the built environments the works attempt to create a refuge for daydreams, memories and contemplation.