Thursday, December 07, 2006
Petri Dish Rugs
"Vigilant is a series of hand latch-hooked wall sculptures. Each sculpture displays a colorful and simplified rendering of a microorganism including E.coli, Salmonella, Anthrax, Botulism, Ebola, and Smallpox. Latch hooking is a simple but time-consuming craft that has traditionally been used to depict idealized and romanticized images from domesticity and nature. The juxtaposition of the images and the process creates a tension between the sweetness of the craft and the anxiety evoked by organisms of bio-terrorism and household biohazards."