Keeping (2017 - 2018) is a site-specific installation of around 150 small bulb-shaped sculptures. Each piece is made from wire, plaster, beeswax, charcoal, and gold leaf. This work is a response to my forgetting about an important piece of myself and the process therein of remembering. The small chrysalis-shaped forms resemble a safe transitional space, preserved by wax embedded with hand-ground charcoal. The charcoal, a remnant of saunas taken during a residency in Finland, resemble that which is neglected and is thus illuminated with gold.
Installation view from ...but these sunsets are better, Ars Avanti Gallery, Leipzig. This installation included cinder blocks, chain, and small hand-formed rocks made from coal ashes and honey.