"Interwoven Threads in the Tapestry of Our Nation" (10 x 24 x 20 in)

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"Interwoven Threads in the Tapestry of Our Nation" (10 x 24 x 20 in)

1,800.00

Like the arduous journey of my great-grandparents and those courageous enough to cross oceans in hopes for a better life, these moth and butterfly fragments symbolize the beautiful diversity inherent in the creation of this country. The tenacity necessary for this labor-intensive sculpture made me contemplate the heroic efforts, sacrifices, and deep trust in the outcome that was surely present.

This sculpture changes dramatically with every angle viewed. Wings come together to provide shelter, integrity, and support, enabling those nearest the top, release. How we could learn from this interdependence, realizing our individual strengths become fortified and more beautiful when shared.

Although many feelings were experienced in the creation of this piece, the one most deeply rooted, was gratitude. There are not adequate words to describe the appreciation I feel for my relatives, and all those who risked their lives in coming to America. I have a life of freedom, privilege, and opportunity because of their sacrifice. This sculpture is a tribute to all still on this journey.

This complex sculpture was created from 32 original photographs of moths and butterflies, printed onto textile and layered with encaustic medium, cut to shape, hand-carved with detail, sculptured to shape, hand-colored with powdered pigment, and sewn together into its cohesive whole. It is a pedestal piece.

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