70lbs of beans, rice, & lentils
fabric, handwoven hammock
16' x 20' x 2"
Hammock is a sculpture/ installation in which I built a human form from 70lbs of beans, rice, and lentils; my core diet as a child. I hand-wove the Guatemalan style hammock with white rope and the body form in white material to speak to memories’ inconsistencies; a fading quality. Our hammock was my mobile home. When we traveled or moved it always came with us, usually being the first thing that was set up at a new campsite. Our hammock was a place I could wrap myself in to feel that sense of home in new and unusual places. In Hammock, the figure isn’t laying conventionally, but is wrapped up and hanging upside down; something I use to always do. I found comfort in the tension and sense of being upside down; even the most familiar places looked strange upside down, making all strange places familiar.