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Judith

2000
Hand braided rug,
various materials
(12' x 12' x 12')

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This sculpture was exhibited in the year 2000 to celebrate the closing of my studio of 14 years in downtown Minneapolis. It was based on the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangoon, Myanmar. Unlike the Shwedagon, which is covered in gold leaf, this much smaller work was covered with a hand-braided rug, created by a mother and her daughter, forty years before it was given to me.

The intention behind using a braided rug to envelop this form was to express similarly precious qualities of the human spirit, no matter the religious tradition. This sculpture rather dramatically pointed downwards, directly at my studio floor. Unlike the spire of a Cathedral, the Minaret of a Mosque, or even a Buddhist Pagoda, this inversion pointed to our Earth, our heaven.




 


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