Learning to Braid by My Mother's Hair
Driftwood, braided sisal fiber, ceramic platter
38"x23"x28", dimensions variable
This is a piece concerned with attachment, and with neglect or withdrawal. It speaks to the ways in which, as children, we learn to be attuned to the other. It is a dialogue between "attuned to" and "tending to". It is a place of waiting. And it's the echo chamber of that place -- of being left to one's own devices in the absence (or the absent presence) of another.