Flame (Roots Series), 2019
Acrylic paint, hand-knotted linen threads, brass
70 x 12 x 5 in
Tied with overhand knots of linen threads and then painted with acrylic, the varying forms from The Roots series are furry sculptures. Threads are unmoored from the woven grid or knitted structure and hang loosely in intermingling groups.
Linked together through a series of basic knots, these works reference the simplicity of bringing disparate elements together through the act of knot tying–a practice both universal and historical, linking humankind together through space and time. Orderly tangles of painted thread mirror organic root structures and remind us of generative creation and the basic physical structures of life.