KellyCave Kelly E Cave artist sculpture sculptor metal fiber big public art syracuse cincinnati salem saw iron welding

Part II of my Reign: In Fiber we Trust

Part II of My Reign: In Fiber We Trust

Franconia Sculpture Park July 2015

 

This piece is a tribute to the work that women have done for the world of textiles, which was not always done voluntarily. Textiles have been at the heart of my relationships with many important women in my life. This sculpture represents the spiritual connection between the cloth that connects all women be they workers, mothers, daughters…
Fiber is family; it represents the majority of what women have contributed to craft and how I remember the important women in my life. Metal is a strong, sturdy, and industrial material that becomes humbled once it begins to oxidize. I found similarities in methodology when creating a work out of metal or fiber and found myself able to communicate concept with both materials in a similar way.