Paper Wasps and Snake Skins

The homes we build, of necessity, were typically previously used homes of other animals – trees are whole habitats, even the earth that packs our bricks is teeming with microorganisms. There is no way to build a home without destroying another’s home. Materials carry that history as embedded meaning. In how they are made, in where they’ve come from, from the politics of where a pigment was mined to our own personal histories as users of objects. Each of the materials that I chose to work with in this series was carefully chosen for it’s connection to home; either an animals home or ours, right down to our primary home, our skin. In these drawings there is a marriage of the animal-built and the human-built, both industrial and natural waste products.

 

From the Nest/Shed Series
From the Nest/Shed Series

Shed Snake Skin, Gouache and Copper on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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From the Nest/Shed Series
From the Nest/Shed Series

Wasp nest, Vintage Wallpaper, and Laser-Cut Paper and Wood on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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From the Nest/Shed Series
From the Nest/Shed Series

Wasp nest and gouache on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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From the Nest/Shed Series
From the Nest/Shed Series

Wasp nest and gouache on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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Shed Snake Skin, Gouache, and Copper on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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Buzz
Buzz

2012 Paper Wasp Nest & Ink on Arches Cover 30" x 22"

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From the Nest Shed Series
From the Nest Shed Series

Wasp nest, Vintage Wallpaper and Laser-Cut Paper on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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Untitled
Untitled

Wasp nest, shed snake skin, vintage wallpaper and ink on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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From the Nest/Shed Series
From the Nest/Shed Series

Vintage Account Book Page, Shed Snake Skin, Copper and Watercolor on Arches Cover 2014 8" x 11"

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