Tiffany Besonen

AMBIOTIC Detail

AMBIOTIC Detail
AMBIOTIC Detail

sewing patterns, wax, wire, wooden ironing boards

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Statement

In her first New York City solo exhibit, Minnesota sculptor Tiffany Besonen has constructed the mixed medium installation AMBIOTIC (amniotic, ambient, biological, and symbiotic), predominantly of the visceral and content rich:
sewing pattern paper, beeswax, and vintage wooden ironing boards. The installation, inspired by the whole-body experience of mothering, contains a large two-panel painted collage of the poem I Am Smoke When I Can Be by poet LouAnn Shepard Muhm and a three-part sculptural construction connecting three altered wooden ironing boards with layered paper pear forms that are strung
through and suspended above the ironing board forms that curve through the L-shaped gallery. Tiffany Besonen constructs installation narratives investigating motherhood, identity, Finnish heritage, aging, and family dynamics.

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