Sep 2, 2007
We are all cocoons hanging in an open cage.
We are working on ourselves all the time and can leave the cage when we thing we're finished.
The most lovely cocoon I know is the one of the "bicho canasto" Oiketicus kirbyi and the butterfly that comes out of it is ugly and considered a "plague"...
I like to meditate on this when I sit on my coffee shop and look at these cages. I love these riddles that have a different outcomes depending on the person who's engaged on the thinking...
The cages are not going to stay on the window sill though. They are part of an installation of 10 cages I'm going to hang from a branch when I finish them.
The cocoons are made of false ivory (a Fimo thing), Polyfilling, scrim/cheesecloth and self made paper. The cages out of wire and vines.