– The Baby
stage represents the beginning of life.
At this stage a person is given all the tools and material they will need
through out their lifetime. As
they grow the tools or materials develop forming unique layers that will become
more organized with time. The baby
figure is created with natural fibers, yarn and latex. I used the latex to hold the fibers in
place creating a raw, unfinished look.
The chaotic pattern of the yarn is representing the idea that we all
start with the tools and materials we will need to create our own unique
identity. As time passes and we
experience life, we will then create organized layers and ideas that will shape
our own identity. The fibers used
will become woven together as the life progresses.
stage you see the baby has grown and become a child. The layers of material are becoming more organized, which is
represented through the pieces of weavings placed in various parts of the
bodies. As time goes by and
experiences occur, the fabric slowly begins to become woven. The weavings are placed at the head,
spine and heart to symbolize the great importance of the development of these
areas to the individual.
stage more material has developed into the weavings, representing the layers of
time. The figure has more weavings placed throughout his body. This development represents the child
growing into the adult. The
palette has become darker, which represents the extreme complexity of the
hormonal and emotional changes that occur during this stage. The pose is of a teenage boy running,
which is a metaphor of how quickly childhood passes and one enters into
– The Couple – Adult
stage the figures are now in the adult phase of life and have gone from the
chaotic application of fibers to an organized manner of weavings. The weavings cover the entire body and
represent the experiences and layers that come with time. In this stage I chose to use two
figures, a man and pregnant woman to show the cycle of life. The couple is representational of both
the ending and beginning stages of life. The
individual, as a concept, ends and the family begins with the creation of
new life. Yet the individual remains as a cohesive entity, as represented by
the different palette and strength of the weavings. This is the most insular of the stages as the individuals
collide and collapse into the effort of creation, much like the nucleus of an
atom or a neutron star.
– Old Man
stage represents the end phase of life.
The man is sitting in a slouched position expressing his exhaustion from
all he has experienced. The pose
expresses the ideas of reflection.
When one gets to the end of their life, they will look back at all their
experiences, negative and positive, coming to the realization of how much they
have achieved and gone through.
The figure is created with looser weavings with some having holes and
gaps. The looser weaving addresses
the loss one experiences in the aging process. Death of those around us, the decline of ourselves, both
mentally and physically. We
I plan on
taking this installation and photographing it in more locations. I will include more nature environments
as well as industrial and modern environments. I am interested in how each environment will alter the
emotion of the pieces and bring out new ideas. Once I gather all the images, I will make it into a