The Holiday House NYC benefit event supported breast cancer research.
I installed a floor-to-ceiling wall of Bodhi (Ficus religiosa) skeleton leaves, which I dyed individually and threaded together in an ombre effect. I also made a large, purple mandela framed artwork as a focal point and installed two large metal paintings in a rich, ruby color.
Darrin Varden designed furniture and lighting for the space, including the centerpiece, a prodigious tufted bed-and-sofa combination. We collaborated on the overall color and aesthetic integration of my work into his interior design.
“The Edge Of The Woods” hanging leaf installation, 120″ x 168″, Dyed Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) Skeleton Leaves, monofilament. 2015
“Purple Leaf Mandala” – 56″ x 56″, Dyed, Sewn Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) Skeleton Leaves, monofilament, 2015
“Black Red Diptych” 60″ x 60″, Urethane, Pigment, Dye, Resin, Aluminum, 2015
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