I’ve had this idea brewing in my head for some time and it just had to get out. I definitely want to make two of these pieces, one that’s 10 x 10 and another that’s 20 x 20. But they’re little cutout guys that resemble vaginas or those things that grow on trees in the rainforest. Either way, it resembles something organic. I’ve been trying to work on a smaller scale as compared to my larger installation work. It’s far more time consuming since I want to get every single cut just right and not have frayed edges.
I started using turmeric as pigment. It’s really the only color I’ve introduced so far to my pieces that I aim to show. I may grind up some wheat or cinnamon, but turmeric has a special meaning for me. I drink it in milk or eat it in paste form to bring down inflammation on my foot when it flares up. I do notice a difference, and try to eat it as often as I can for health reasons. Because of that, I wanted to introduce it into my work. It gives an amazing golden color and a hint of scent if you get close.