steel wire, plastic, cotton, glass
20 x 17 x 8 in.
My work thrives on ambiguity. These current sculptures explore the tension between organic forms and personal adornment, distilling inspiration from botanical drawings, folk art, fractals and attractors, and food preservation and display. Distinctly modern in appearance and fabricated using traditional textile techniques, these works fuse decorative lightness with detailed construction out of industrial and surplus materials. Line becomes volume. Skilled labor begets fine art. Multiple simple elements convene as powerful and complex wholes. The work is simultaneously scientific and poetic, minimal and baroque. I attempt to convey these divergent ideas in an unpretentious yet incisive manner.
© Kristen Tollefson