How it Grows

Progression of "Anticipation"

An overview of a life: what and who comes in and out of that life, what knowledge is gained, both the pleasant and the difficult experiences, the mistakes and the choices: all of these elements change me. Growth is the positive change that results from these influences. Each influence leaves its mark to ensure that my life is never static.

Just as humans slowly change and mature, so do plants. Outer influences transform both forms of life. A seed begins its existence inside a covering. protected from things harmful to its maturity. Here the seed is vulnerable. The seed receives nutrients within the pod designed for its particular stage of development. This protective covering is good.

For my show, I made one piece to “grow” throughout the show. About every other day I added something new. Here is a little of its progression. My inspiration came from many different plants throughout the show and I decided the changes as I went along. Since I also was “wondering” what I would change- this gave the students and faculty in the building the opportunity to have that same “wondering/anticipating” that I feel every time I work on a piece intuitively.

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opening day

mushrooms on rocks

mushrooms on rocks

after first change

after first change: a web of worn doilies begin to cover the ceiling and walls
close-up on some hanging "plants"

close-up on some hanging "plants"

nailing up fabric "fungi"

nailing up fabric "fungi"

the "petal" have opening a bit

the "petals" have opened a bit

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"cultivating" the flower late one night

"cultivating" the flower late one night

time for it to open

time for it to open

inspiration sketches on the wall

inspiration sketches on the wall

what's inside

what's inside

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the last day

the last day

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