Maternicon #1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Wood, Foam and Crocheted Yarn

36 x 16 x 16 inches each

Photo Credit: Greg Staley

Here I’m interested in the way blankets and traffic cones, which contrast in so many ways (interior vs exterior, handmade vs readymade, etc.) can still work together as forms. The colors, patterns and textures of crocheted blankets, even their smell, remind me of growing up in the Midwest. Homes provide a feeling of safety from the lurking danger and uncertainty of the outside world, but they can also be stifling, overstuffed nests, and a place to hide from fears.