Tiffany Besonen

Ambiotic Installation

AMBIOTIC
AMBIOTIC

sewing pattern paper, wax, wire, altered ironing boards

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    sewing pattern paper, wax, wire, altered ironing boards



Statement

The way these pear forms, the ironing board, and the space around them relate to one another provokes questions for me about: amniotic motion, biological and symbiotic functions, and ambient space. Are these pear forms ascending or descending? Is the motion through the ironing board birthing? Or dying?

As a mixed-media artist, I construct narratives about identity, biology, and family. My recent work is a series of personal metaphors for “ the pear” as the mother, child, womb, and home – the empty space around them like fluid, time, or movement. When constructing these bodily narratives, I’ve been drawn to the visceral and content rich qualities of sewing pattern paper, beeswax, my own hair, basswood logs and vintage wooden ironing boards.

Reviews

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