The idea of shame is a large topic which almost feels too daunting to tackle but through these past couple months, doing research, I've come to believe that shame resides within liminal spaces which gives it the power to create a tremendous level of discomfort within each of us. Although shame is found in these places of "liminality" this is also where transformation occurs, if we choose to allow it to unfold. Therefore, the need to wrap, stitch, and place items within a "cocoon" symbolizing transition and transformations. The questions that have been raised...What's happening on the inside and how will it emerge?
Anyway, here are some of my experiments....
This larger piece is in the early stages and will need to be coated, painted, and wrapped.
an experiment with latex, wire, and cheesecloth
experimenting with casting paper