Saturday, April 25, 2020

Growing Layers

I continue to layer "vines".
I'll have to take out my larger table - its outgrown this one.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Kudzu is Growing

Layering the growing, organic "vines" to the piece.
I create small patches with smaller yo-yos then piece them together. 
I can "grow" the vines in different configurations before attaching them to the grid of larger yo-yos. 
It really is a layering, growth process.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Stay-At-Home Kudzu

I am using my stay-at-home time to work on my Kudzu: Alien Invasion project.

I have been thinking about this project very differently since COVID-19 began to blanket the world. Kudzu has become, for me, a metaphor for an invasion of an alien, unknown pathogen.

Something alien is among us. Something insidious and deadly. It literally smothers us. 

Scientists are working to understand it in order to find its weaknesses and attack it. Medical professionals are using every weapon at their disposal to cut it down. 

We are refusing to give it a place to take hold, we are denying it a place to live, we are staying home.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Piecing Them Together

Starting to piece Kudzu/COVID-19 Yo-Yos together. 
I'm not sure how to think about this project any longer. 
Originally this piece was about the spread of and alien species of plant and how it takes over and smothers native species. 
I've been sewing green yo-yos ever since the shutdown so now they feel related to COVID-19. 
Either way, it is about an alien invasion - right?