1993 - 1994
This installation piece emphasizes the ritual of nurturing: from the earth that births our food to the people who cook it and the impermanence and fluidity of it all. A tree sprouts from a broom; bread is imperfectly cooked, then stacked like wood; a cabinet is covered in cracked earth, like an upright coffin, but filled with wishbones. All these are symbols of a culture rich in material goods but crying out for deeper sustenance.
cabinet, table, candles, 4 x 5 litho film, wishbones, chair, nest, honeysuckle vine, dirt, tree, broom, burnt bread, wood, straw, shelf, bakers bran, clay, flour, apron on wooden hanger