Gathered objects, keepsakes
Thinking about Cornelia Parker
Found objects weighted with meaning
Quiet, assertive – nature inserted into architecture
The objects become a notation, a text
Things move imperceptibly
Each articulates a history
Seeing and understanding the work depends on its cadence, the work has an internal rhythm
The palette a result of each object no longer having life
The work is a resurrection, an absolution, a transformation.
What is gathered here? Hair, Seed, Flower, Bone, a Ladder, Stem, Branch, Thorn, Leaf, Pod, Nest, Braided hair
They echo each other, suspended; each held by a thread, each holds on to its own story, each an arrested gesture, an evocation
The work is elegiac, mournful, a hidden text, an implied subtext
The work is set apart and measured
The work is considered and blessed
Image: Ann Wessmann, Enduring Ephemera Series: Installation #2, detail, Mixed media, plant/animal material, hair, Dimensions: variable, 2014.