The undeniable juiciness of orange thread, felt, canvas beeswax and thread, 4x13x13”
Process took over. Informed by Susanne’s use of thread, I picked bright orange and began stitching felt, surprised by how vibrant the concentrated threads were against the grey. The tension of the threads created surface relief and enhanced structure. I had an aerated container or vessel in mind and was thinking about the implausible story of the infant Moses adrift in a watertight basket, an early escape capsule. For the bottom I fashioned a canvas bowl, treated it with beeswax harvested from our backyard beehives (thanks bees!) so it would float, sewed the two halves together and placed it in a tub of water. Who needs the River Nile? Mythology has little use for precise geography.