91 x 48 x 63”
Found objects, wood, wallpaper, linoleum tile, medicine cabinet, enamel
sink, digital video projections, galvanized steel pipe
The Gift is a reconstruction of a domestic washing space that incorporates video projection. The interior and exterior of an architectural segment are visible. The front wall and an accompanying elevated sink that face the viewer are constructed of soiled and rusted found materials. Inside the cabinet hangs a small handmade doll’s dress. The dress glows from the light of moving imagery, implying an energetic and spiritual transcendence and illuminating as an act of defiance against violation and invisibility. Projected video content is drawn from the natural world, both layered and collaged. Flowers overlay grasses and clovers. An expeditious garden spider moves gracefully over the surface of the fabric. The mother spider here protects the innocent form, vigilantly safeguarding her future offspring and mending the frayed edges of home.