Regarding Humanity

Sandra Clark's avatar Sandra Clark

Regarding Humanity features welded steel frames affixed with springs and hand-woven with holographic thread. It is an abstract representation of how I view people in our world. We all have different origins and beliefs, but essentially we are the same. Our lives are woven together and impact the world around us. We all shine in our own ways. This installation formally focuses on dichotomies, for without contradiction there would be no understanding. Rigid steel emphasizes delicate, pliable threads. Hard corners oppose rounded sides. The frame shape itself may represent an Ancient Greek symbol, evoking feelings of war; an ax, denoting destruction; an apple core from fruit that was used to nourish; or even a pattern-piece from an apple-core quilt, made to comfort and protect. The conical formation signifies perfection and rebirth, and implied linear perspective gives a sense of continual growth. I hope you enjoy its meditative properties as you ponder these ideas as well as your own.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: Steel and thread
  • Width: 8'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 8'