Burden

Amelia Volwiler-Stanley's avatar Amelia Volwiler-Stanley Vote Code: 65169

In this is ever-growing installation, the form of a very large disembodied journal is splayed across the corner of a room. Every page of the journal is stamped with a rust stain in the shape of an angel-like wing. The winged pages are composed of rust stains overlaid with disintegrating text. The wings do not belong to an animal, beast, insect, angel, or faerie. While the wings carry some attributes of these organisms and mythical creatures, they specifically belong to a person who has been undesirably bestowed with these appendages. The wings are heavy and burdensome, wrought in steel or iron, acting as shackles. The printed stains not only act as journal pages, recording time and trauma, but also as discarded bandages, carrying with them small amounts of the weight of the burdensome wings. The wings' true physical presence in steel is unseen, as only their imprints and traces are left behind on the pages. Spread out over many sets of pages of wings, the heaviness of the steel wing is distributed over a selected expanse of walls.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: Variable
  • Medium: Rust, steel, bleach, ink on paper
  • Width: Variable
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: Variable