In its dormant form, a seed acts as container of potential. Bouquet is a body of work inspired by the fascination with a seed’s potential to grow, bloom and reproduce. Thrift store clothing and objects are refashioned to create organic forms which suggest dormant desires, yearning and the potential for transformation. Similar to the lure of a flower in bloom, the works in the exhibition make use of ornamental details to reveal–as well as conceal–the potential of the adolescent, fertile or barren body.
Exhibition, March 2006
The Redhead Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 115, Toronto
List of Works
Vintage women's dress, glass vase, foam, metal base with marble, 50"×10"×10"
Description: A white thrift store flower vase is encased in a confection-like shape and is upholstered in a vintage lace dress.
Grow Right, 2004
Plastic doll legs, silk imitation flower leaves, 6.5"×3"×2"
Baby Socks, 2004
Cotton socks, seed beads, 5"×5"×5"
Description: Baby socks are embellished with silver beads.
Silk imitation flower petals, plastic doll arms, 7.5"× 8"×2"
Description: Two plastic arms appear to emerge or recede into the white petals of this corsage made of fabric flowers.
Duvets, 5' x 2'
Description: A pod-like shape is create from several duvets and rests on the floor.
Plastic Orchid stripped of leaves and flower petals, approx. 12'
Description: A branch growing out from the ceiling extends two pods to meet you at eye level.
Various Installation views