Installation, Nest of Departure 2009
SomArts in SF
The symbol of nests visually articulates the solitude I seek from being a victim of domestic violence. Being in a place where it feels safe is paramount for me. Nest of Departure is an ephemeral exit, a fertile and feminine retreat to escape the uncertainties which lie ahead. Netting, yarns and the shimmer of satin create a spontaneous and abstract habitat. Additionally, my favorite objects are interspersed and mini nests are born. It is my life-cycle of birth, evolution and death, evolving, winding and spinning it's way through the chi. My nests are metaphors symbolizing home, a place to rest, release, write, eat, cry, meditate, make art, and to be sheltered from the outside world.
Photographer: Don Felton