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Valerie Epstein's avatar Valerie Epstein

Podcast is a large scale, weaving together of cast-off mahogany pod casings. Mahogany trees drop baseball sized seed pods that split into smaller sections, freeing the seeds to spin off into parts unknown. With their job finished, the pods lay scattered on the ground and ultimately decompose back into the earth. I began foraging for them at the beginning of the Covid lockdown. They were just too lovely to ignore and it was good, free therapy. I filled bags and bags and ultimately decided to weave them back together into one large piece using red hemp string, the color of strength and connectivity. My intent was to take something scattered and mend it back to whole.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: TBD dependent on space constrictions
  • Medium: Mahogany seed pods and red hemp string
  • Width: TBD dependent on space constrictions
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: TBD dependent on space constrictions