Gold: Lacuna  Gesture, Cyanotype print on cotton, and documentation film  An Italian sky was created with the light of Ohio.
       
     
  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.  The outlines of the eight pointed stars, using over 500 feet of gold thread, were embroidered as 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.
       
     
       
     
 gallery installation, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio, Spring 2017     This piece was created for a collaborative show with Molly Di Grazia, Christina Gednalske, and Radha Rose Tague, which was also titled  Lacuna .
       
     
 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. 
       
     
we sew doc 2.jpg
       
     
 la·cu·na  ləˈk(y)o͞onə/   noun   noun:  lacuna ; plural noun:  lacunae ; plural noun:  lacunas   1. an unfilled space or interval; a gap.      
       
     
 Gold: Lacuna  Gesture, Cyanotype print on cotton, and documentation film  An Italian sky was created with the light of Ohio.
       
     

Gold: Lacuna

Gesture, Cyanotype print on cotton, and documentation film

An Italian sky was created with the light of Ohio.

  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.  The outlines of the eight pointed stars, using over 500 feet of gold thread, were embroidered as 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.
       
     

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.  The outlines of the eight pointed stars, using over 500 feet of gold thread, were embroidered as 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.

       
     

Gesture/Video

Ohio 2016

dimensions variable

 

we sew/see the sky (Vati)

 

 gallery installation, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio, Spring 2017     This piece was created for a collaborative show with Molly Di Grazia, Christina Gednalske, and Radha Rose Tague, which was also titled  Lacuna .
       
     

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

 

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

 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. 

we sew doc 2.jpg
       
     
 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.