Last week I started work on a new project which is an outgrowth of my new collection of pieces titled Pedestals for art of the found world. Which are constructed starting with the conventions of foot and stem in goblets or candlesticks, but then topped not with a cup but a heavy cast platform, a globe, tube or other unconventional holder. Their function is to elevate and honor those tiny bits of nature that we impulsively pickup, be it a worn pebble, torn leaf, or bleached bone. Having had a warm reception and some engaging conversations around these pieces I decided to expand the concept into larger more sculptural pieces and arrived at the idea of a full on art instillation.
I have sent out an email request to some friend to provide me with contributions in the form of their found treasures, others I asked in person …….
Yesterday I received my first contributions in the mail
From Vermont came a bit of moss with little skirted seeds I am not able to identify, from Colorado, a white aspen leaf, and a local friend dropped off a box ( bottom right) with two seed pod and a skull. As I was photographing these another friend stopped by with this box of goodies
poppy seed pods, ammonite for a trip to Devon and a carapice from a turtle found in upstate NY
Thanks to Rose, Karen Kelli and Diana