Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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WHERE DREAMS ARE STORED is the third piece I made for the SETTING SAIL...ARTIST AT SEA show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts on Bainbridge Island in WA state. The base is photo etched nickel and measures 8" x 8" and the entire sculpture is 10.75" tall. The framework of the boat house has a verdigris finish and a mica roof. The fold formed copper boat is suspended by waxed linen cord.
Because some dreams are too big to be contained, the etched and fold formed copper boat extends beyond the boat house perimeter by just a bit. The etched surface of the boat (from a photograph of ripples on water) is meant to be a reflection of the etched nickel below the boat. Small wavelets were pierced and cut into the nickel using a jeweler's saw and then were bent up slightly.
Sometimes we hold on to our dreams for a while until the time is right....or until the need to move forward is so strong we can't put our dreams off anymore. I believe that those dreams that stay with us for a long time or the ones that keep surfacing, even at inconvenient moments, are meant to be explored....excavated....nurtured. This suspended boat seems like the perfect place to store a dream until a breath of life can be given to it.