Just more continuation and exploration of a material I adore.
Some things have changed/I am playing with:
1. The fruit has been sealed, with either lacquer or wax. I wanted to see if these would hold up better/longer than the raw ones. However, I’m not a fan because it changes the meaning of the pieces somewhat – being sealed, they stop being about the moment and instead go into the preservation. And wax = bad because it just flakes off. I’m still on the hunt for different ways to treat the surface!
2. For the first time ever, a piece of mine involves no soldering. This was important to me because it was my last project as an art student, and I wouldn’t have access to equipment. So it felt god to be able to make something without relying on tons of equipment.
3. I am thinking of taking a break from the wearable. I’ve use the body for so long, and right now I am just eyeing the walls…
4. I still want to push the issue of time and memory – with any material, not just dried fruit.
We’ll see where dried fruit takes me! As always, I let the material guide me and never vice-versa. I’ve learned to not force, just follow and react.