February 24, 2013


Giraffe Pull-Toy
Pink Dog Pull Toy

These two pieces are in the "pull-toy" style, with wheels on the base, which are decorative rather than functional. My first one was called "Camel Pull-Toy", and I made it in response to U.S. imperialism - the idea that America can drag other cultures- in that case Iraq and Afghanistan- around like toys. These pieces don't have political content, but visually I like the bases. These bases were constructed by Robert Rowland using found materials. They are also examples of using paper (Giraffe) and hand-stitched thread on paper (Pink Dog) instead of fabric. Thread on paper is now my main medium, in two dimensions.