I have always loved the work of Ernst Haeckel in “Art Forms of Nature”, and this piece was certainly inspired by Haeckel’s drawings. I am also fascinated by erosion and how it co-creates new forms from old. Steel is a very hard and permanent material, but not impervious to water, air, and time. All things are affected. The silver provides a glimmer of optimism and timelessness for things to come.
The concept for this piece has been Stuck in My Brain & Under My Skin for at least the past two years. During that time, my husband and I relocated, with all the chaos that buying and selling houses and moving a household and studio entails. All of which was further complicated by a pandemic. Studio time was a luxury out of reach. Creating this piece of work help push me back into the studio.