FILIGREES

My series of “filigree” sculpture was originally inspired by Victorian hair sculpture and jewelry. Historically, these objects were crafted out of the hair of a deceased loved one and acted as a memento of the departed. My own sculptural works are elaborately crafted tapestries of delicate, hair-thin wire that bring to mind lace on a large scale. Often these objects are installed with the intent of allowing the object and shadow to act in concert, suggesting the ineffable qualities of both life and death.