In a recent article from Juxtapoz magazine I related to a current exhibition at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco by Rebecca Louise Law, "The Beauty of Decay". In the show, "The artist will create an installation of 8,000 flowers individually entwined with copper wire that will descend from it's 20 ft. ceilings. The cascade of hovering flowers create and enveloping experience that will prompt viewers to examine how they perceive the value of material as it transforms from lush to decay". (juxtapose.com)
Law's flower installation immediately grabbed me when I saw it on my screen. It has a lot of components that I am tapping into during this process with 6 Branches. I'm using yarn, bendable mesh wire and candy wrappers for my installation, and Law is using real flowers and wire. Seeing Law's work immediately congers feelings of vibrancy, life, and realism. I think that my work straddles that vibrancy and life that I see in her work, but there is just no realism in my work. My work is abstract to a degree. My vaginas have the ability to be seen as vaginas or as something else; flowers perhaps?
That the installation is made up of 8000 flowers, kind of similar to how many vaginas I am shooting for. Except NOT. I'm trying to pump out as many as I can.