Deana Ann Rennick

Suspended Form
tarpaper, poly-twine
36 x 48 x 36 in.

While living in Cantwell, Alaska, a rural mountain village, I came to understand the innate rhythm of living in a place where warm winter hats are made by hand and a house is built by the person who is going to live in it. That rhythm has now become an integral part of my studio practice.

I’ve been thinking about shelter, clothing, and their relationship to the human body. I’m also asking questions about the limits and opportunities that certain materials present. How do I give structure to something soft and flexible, or bend and shape something that is brittle?

© Deana Ann Rennick