gallery installation, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio, Spring 2017
       
     
  Lacuna: we sew/see the sky   Cyanotype print on cotton, gold thread, beads  2017  This object was created as a way to bridge the gap between Ada, Ohio, and Florence, Italy.  An Italian sky (or a sky in the sense of an homage to many frescoed ceilings in churches throughout Florence and the rest of the world) was created through the light of the Ohio sky using the cyanotype process.  I then embroidered the outlines of the eight pointed stars using over 500 feet of gold thread, a meditative gesture meant to reflect my reverence for both Florence and Ohio.  I then slept under the blanket, a way to sleep, and dream, in both places simultaneously.     This piece was created for a collaborative show with Molly Di Grazia, Christina Gednalske, and Radha Rose Tague, which was also titled  Lacuna .
       
     
 la·cu·na  ləˈk(y)o͞onə/   noun   noun:  lacuna ; plural noun:  lacunae ; plural noun:  lacunas   1. an unfilled space or interval; a gap.      
       
     
       
     
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 For many years I have balanced on a thread across a great expanse, connected on either end to a home:  Ada, Ohio and Florence, Italy.  And even when I am in one place, I am still in-between; a longing for the other is ever present.  The work is a physical manifestation, remnants of my continual reaching, grasping, and hoping to close the distance between these two lands.  It is a poetic gesture, an attempt to sew my homes together. 
       
     
 gallery installation, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio, Spring 2017
       
     

gallery installation, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio, Spring 2017

  Lacuna: we sew/see the sky   Cyanotype print on cotton, gold thread, beads  2017  This object was created as a way to bridge the gap between Ada, Ohio, and Florence, Italy.  An Italian sky (or a sky in the sense of an homage to many frescoed ceilings in churches throughout Florence and the rest of the world) was created through the light of the Ohio sky using the cyanotype process.  I then embroidered the outlines of the eight pointed stars using over 500 feet of gold thread, a meditative gesture meant to reflect my reverence for both Florence and Ohio.  I then slept under the blanket, a way to sleep, and dream, in both places simultaneously.     This piece was created for a collaborative show with Molly Di Grazia, Christina Gednalske, and Radha Rose Tague, which was also titled  Lacuna .
       
     

Lacuna: we sew/see the sky

Cyanotype print on cotton, gold thread, beads

2017

This object was created as a way to bridge the gap between Ada, Ohio, and Florence, Italy.  An Italian sky (or a sky in the sense of an homage to many frescoed ceilings in churches throughout Florence and the rest of the world) was created through the light of the Ohio sky using the cyanotype process.  I then embroidered the outlines of the eight pointed stars using over 500 feet of gold thread, a meditative gesture meant to reflect my reverence for both Florence and Ohio.  I then slept under the blanket, a way to sleep, and dream, in both places simultaneously.

 

This piece was created for a collaborative show with Molly Di Grazia, Christina Gednalske, and Radha Rose Tague, which was also titled Lacuna.

 la·cu·na  ləˈk(y)o͞onə/   noun   noun:  lacuna ; plural noun:  lacunae ; plural noun:  lacunas   1. an unfilled space or interval; a gap.      
       
     

la·cu·na

ləˈk(y)o͞onə/

noun

noun: lacuna; plural noun: lacunae; plural noun: lacunas

1. an unfilled space or interval; a gap.

 

 

       
     

we sew/see the sky (Vati)

 

IMG_5689.JPG
       
     
we sew doc 2.jpg
       
     
 For many years I have balanced on a thread across a great expanse, connected on either end to a home:  Ada, Ohio and Florence, Italy.  And even when I am in one place, I am still in-between; a longing for the other is ever present.  The work is a physical manifestation, remnants of my continual reaching, grasping, and hoping to close the distance between these two lands.  It is a poetic gesture, an attempt to sew my homes together. 
       
     

For many years I have balanced on a thread across a great expanse, connected on either end to a home:  Ada, Ohio and Florence, Italy.  And even when I am in one place, I am still in-between; a longing for the other is ever present.  The work is a physical manifestation, remnants of my continual reaching, grasping, and hoping to close the distance between these two lands.  It is a poetic gesture, an attempt to sew my homes together.