LARGE MIXED MEDIA WITH OPUNTIA | 2013-2016
CURRENT WORK

FIELD WORK

BIOGRAPHY

TEACHING
Laura Cooper
TRIBUTARY, 2014
Dried Opuntia and raw silk
size variable
 
Tributary is crocheted directly into the dried Opuntia using raw silk yarn of approximately the same color, extending the plant form. This plant and yarn combination is then starched and pinned to the wall with a T-pin, suspending the work an inch and a half from the wall. The shadow underneath the accumulated plant/crochet pieces creates a visual confusion, going in and out of focus depending on the viewers distance from it. Tributary is a different shape each time it is installed, one paddle joining to another and then another in a rambling walk across the wall. It continues to enlarge as more pieces are added, expanding or contracting based on the scale of the room it occupies.