Worries to the Wind
Sculptural installation: paper, prints, steel, wood, photography, pen, ink
Oma Group Gallery, Boston, MA, 2005
This project was inspired by megalithic cultures and their symbolic representation of fears contained in motifs carved onto stone and crosses in Celtic Europe. I honor this ritualistic tradition through collaging photographic and drawn imagery onto large sculptural forms communicating worries that preoccupy my life as a mother and an artist. My hope for the installation was to let your worries fly out the window…a release…a letting go. To highlight this I held a public event called the Icarus event. The community participated by documenting their personal worries on a piece of paper, folding that paper into a paper airplane, and flying it out the 4th floor window from where the show was held. In the end, the installation and event were very uplifting, promoting dialog between myself and the public and personal dialog between participants. Some of the participants were inspired to sit down and discuss things that they had been putting off talking about others relayed wonderful stories and there was much laughter in being able to play as we once did as children.