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Bouquet for Tracey

Walnut, velvet, dried pitcher plants, air-dry clay, flocking, dried grasses, rubber, make-up, doll eyes, rabbit fur, manzanita root and branches, water buffalo hide, moss, painted polymer clay, found twigs, human hair, artificial hair, cast hydrostone, painted ceramic, cow hide, bark, chicken bones. 25 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 12". 2005.

These wall pieces are opulent collages of contrasting forms, materials, and scale. Hybrids of funeral garlands, recreational arts of the 1870s (and 1970s), and natural history displays, they are each dedicated to a significant person in my personal life.