How do we learn to care for ourselves and for our world? By weaving with dental floss, I contemplate the relationships between production, consumption, vulnerability, and care. Dental floss is made by workers overseas, using tiny plastic beads that pollute oceans.
Considering this fact, these labor-intensive sculptures become more than a one-dimensional exploration of care. They are a meditation on how an act of care in one direction can cause harm in another. I installed these sculptures in my backyard shed, offering a socially-distanced, in-person art viewing experience to the Baltimore community during the pandemic.