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gallery installation, contemporary painting, contemporary sculpture, fiber art
Snuggle Wall
pipe cleaners, mixed media, acrylic
143" x 208"
2017

Snuggle Wall is a site relational work that plays on the contrast between the gallery wall’s hardness, (literally and metaphorically) versus the cozy softness of the pipe-cleaners and the inherent sentimentality of transparent acrylic hearts. These elements create a secondary drawing or colored “projection”; and as with the shadows created from the IKEA drinking straw’s scalloped edges (“2013 – 2017” Limited Edition), or a painting’s gessoed peaks, are important visual clues as they offset all happy brightness and idealism otherwise present in the work.