Metal, Mixed Textiles
Wholeness is the most intricate and intensely wrought sculpture in the series. I began by braze welding a wire frame version of my body. Then, slowly and painstakingly wove a variety of cream-colored textiles together to create the figure’s skin. I chose this color because of its connotation with purity, similar to the clothing worn by wise spiritual leaders or gurus. Each section of skin corresponds to one day of work. This figure that has experienced every mood, the ups and the downs, the tears and joy, embedded in each section of her woven skin. Carl Jung considered a person to be whole and capable of enlightenment when the conscious and the unconscious are connected, possible only when every chakra is unblocked. At the feet of this figure is a pile of loose fabric not yet woven. She will always be a work in progress, questioning if wholeness or perfection is achievable.