wire, aluminum screen, latex paint, thread
56 x 42 x 42 in.
This body of work, made from wire and screen, deals with diaphanousness and weakness. My mother passed away about a year ago and watching her body change and weaken while in hospice made me think of fragility, delicacy and transparency. I chose to use screen because it has more body to it than fabric but still has some drape and because of the weave it outlines itself when curved into a shape. I intend for the forms to be ghostly, fragile, pliable and weak. The sewn seams evoke hasty repairs yet more repairs would lead to ruin. In multiples the forms still cannot strengthen each other. Their shadows give them presence but add to their ghostly quality.
© Celia Greiner