Susan White


September 12, 2009, 3:39 pm
Filed under: thornworks

Sanctuary in Red

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Sanctuary in Red
September 12, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: thornworks

This piece is in the auction exhibition at the Nerman Museum to be held on October 24, 2009.

I’m interested in this structure as a kind of uncertain sanctuary, suggesting a sense of  refuge in discomfort.

I’m intrigued by and often overwhelmed with the constant negotiation between order and disorder; the sense of  random chaos versus  the need for organizing structure.

The work is constructed of thorns from the honey locust tree.

The holes through which the thorns are pierced are made with the use of a burning tool. The same tool used to make the pyrographs.

Photography by E.G. Schempf