Plywood, wool, alpaca, nylon, cotton
46”h x 14”w x 10”d
Nature was the visual imagery that guided this project. I thought of landscapes with rolling hills, wind rustling the leaves, clouds moving overhead, water flowing and shaping the earth, and even of fire as renewing life. As the project came together, these thoughts were condensed to 'fire, air, water and earth' which represent four of the five basic elements in ancient philosophies. And the term quintessence literally means 'the fifth element' in Latin.
Our natural environment consists of more than just that which are tangible. I think it's inherently spiritual and esoteric as well — possibly even otherworldly at times.