nails, wool yarn, 7.5'x5'x7'
Aotearoa was made for the Placiness exhibit, the first for the Good Arts Building. The intent of the show was to render visible the impact of place on artists and their work, hence "placiness". I chose an abstracted mountain landmass as my subject because mountains form the bones of our Pacific Northwest environment. Using the familiar outlines, I know where I am and which way I'm headed, and for me, this is a unique feature of this place. The design of Aotearoa also presented an interesting challenge of using color and shape to simulate a sprawling three-dimensional shape while mostly relying on two dimensions.
Aotearoa can be viewed in the lobby of the Good Arts Building.