Bond Heal Loss
Concrete, aluminum, mixed media, 2011-2012
Bond Heal Loss asks a person to use the intimate process of weaving warp into weft to explore their personal ideas associated with the terms bond, heal loss. Each word in the title carries a meaning that can transcend to a personal experience, one that can be positive or negative. I wanted to give a platform for the viewers to engage, create, and respond through their hands. Three circular looms were designed and installed at two venues, K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas. A small white shelf held a variety of media and a set of instructions that asked the viewer to become the maker by responding to the words - Bond Heal Loss. These woven elements allowed me to record each participant through the building of the cloth and the written As I have gone over each cloth, I have found a variety of written responses woven in and out of the cloth. So many people want to leave their mark, whether it be their name, proclamation of love or record where they were and when. Yet, so many others have found it to be a place to voice their philosophies, personal feelings, and statements of intent. I have seen that the more personal pieces are woven tightly into the weft, with a word or two generating the sense of its importance. Several photos of the text that stood out for whatever reason can be viewed here. Most often, you cannot read it in its entirety , allowing you to finish it in your own voice.