|Guitar, Harp & Violin Strings: Gifts of: Louise Beach/Brian Skarstad/Skarstad Violins, Paul Bloomstrom, Elizabeth Callen, Jessa Callen, Mike Corso, Tom Crandall, Larry Deming, Nekia Caprice Fox, Abby Gardner, Fred Gillen Jr., Lara Herscovitch, Jake Jones, Shane Konen, Nicholas Mann, Bill Massof, Rob Moore, Christopher Pappas, Scot Sharrett, Rod Teets, Brad Travis, Peter van Alstine, Jack van der Mark, Mark Wasserman, Tracey Wilson, Jenna Young
Natural Materials (Bone beads, Dirt, Garnet, Hair, Roses, Willow branches): Gifts of: Bette Alexander, Lisa Breslow, Julie Brunner Cross, Jack Conrad, Nancy Curcio & Nicholas Mann, Suzanne Dunay, Marie Flores, Bruce & Dite Garrison, Melissa Green, Jennifer Johnson, Ken Kamber, Ronnie Kamber, Marion Wilson, Pavel Zoubok
Notes: Dirt bases are created by embedding dirt into a lace support. Since 2001 dirt has been used as a material for the biblical reference, “for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” in response to the World Trade Center recovery effort occurring while I was sorting through my brother’s belongings following his death on 9/2/2001. Synthetic & human hair is used as reference to the 19th century Memento Mori hair jewelry. The hair is often worked in a needlelace stitch, an originating lace making stitch. My mother taught me this stitch to make handmade buttonholes. She would say, “The sign of a well-made garment is handmade buttonholes”.Both rose petals & handmade beads created using a 13th century recipe for rosary beads made from crushed rose petals are used in the works. Roses were first used in my work in 1998 as a reference to the present day practice of creating makeshift roadside floral memorials. Images of Willow trees are symbolic in Memento Mori.
Fabrics & Notions (Buttons, Clothing, Doll’s clothes, Hankies, Lace, Neckties, Safety & Straight Pins, Table Linens, Thread, Ties, Quilt): Gifts of: Jorge Arango & James Tissof, Louise Belevich, Margaret Mathews Berenson, Nancy Curcio, Sylvia Curcio, Bruce & Dite Garrison, Edward M. Gomez, Donna Harkavy, Ken Kamber, Mirijana Kocho, Dara Meyers-Kingsley, Kim Levin, Julie & Jim O’Shea, Suzie Ross, Dayle Vander Sande, Meagan Shein, Susan Singer, Elisabeth Sinsabaugh, Maritta Tapanainen, Phyl Zekauskas
Note: Thread from American & Efird Mills in North Carolina where my mother worked is used in the works.
Jewelry (Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Pins, Rhinestones, Rosaries): Gifts of: Miriam Donn, Tim Grajek, Lori Kamber, Mirijana Kocho, Virginia Sharrett, Sivi Shein, Chris Tanner
Against the Wind, 1980, Bob Seger; Alison, 1977, Elvis Costello; Always, 1925, Irving Berlin; Angie, 1973, Mick Jagger/Keith Richards; Anywhere, 2002, Beth Orton; A Song for You, 1969, Leon Russell; Beth, 1976, Kiss; Bluebird, 1967, Stephen Stills; Born to Rock, 1984, Scot Sharrett; Box of Rain, 1970, Phil Lesh/Robert Hunter; Buckets of Rain, 1974, Bob Dylan; Changes, 1971, David Bowie; Clocks, 2002, Coldplay;Dancing Barefoot, 1979, Patti Smith and Ivan Kral; Destiny, 2001, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, Dream On, 1973, Steven Tyler; Faded Memory, 2001, Scot Sharrett; Fever, 1956, Eddie Cooley/Otis Blackwell;Fields of Gold, 1993, Sting; Fire and Rain, 1969, James Taylor; For a Dancer, 1974, Jackson Browne; Forever Young, 1974, Bob Dylan; Freebird, 1973, Allen Collins/Ronnie Van Zant; Get It While You Can, 1967, Jerry Ragovoy; Gloria, 1964, Van Morrison; Guinnevere, 1969, David Crosby; Harvest Moon, 1991, Neil Young; Heart of Gold, 1971, Neil Young; I Think of You, 1986, Scot Sharrett; Ice Cream, 1993, Sarah McLachlan; Imagine, 1971, John Lennon; In My Life, 1965, John Lennon/Paul McCartney; In the Sun, 2000, Joseph Arthur; Isis,1975, Bob Dylan; Jane Says, 1987, Jane’s Addiction; Jessica, 1973, Dickey Betts;Just Breathe, 2009, Pearl Jam; Little Wing, 1967, Jimi Hendrix; Lola, 1970, Ray Davies; Long May You Run, 1976, Neil Young; Love and Affection, 1976, Joan Armatrading; Love is a Rose, 1974, Neil Young;Lovesong, 1989, Robert Smith, Lol Lolhurst, Purl Thompson, Rger O’Donnell, Boris Willliams; Maggie May, 1971, Rod Stewart/Martin Quittenton; Magnificent, 2008, U2/Brian Eno/Daniel Lanois; Michelle, 1965, Paul McCartney/John Lennon; Moondance, 1970, Van Morrison; No Longer Mine, 1985, Scot Sharrett; Nothing Else Matters, 1992, Metallica; Ooh Child, 1970, Stan Vincent; Ophelia, 1975, Robbie Robinson; Poetry Man, 1974, Phoebe Snow; Praise You, 1998, Norman Cook/Camille Yarbrough; Passionate Kisses, 1988, Lucinda Williams; Ramble On, 1969, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant; Rosalita, 1973, Bruce Springsteen;Roundabout, 1971, Jon Anderson/Chris Squire; Scarlet Begonias, 1974, Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia; Sexy Sadie, 1968, John Lennon; Silence, 2007, PJ Harvey; Simple Twist of Fate, 1974, Bob Dylan; Smooth, 1999, Itaal Shur/Rob Thomas; Spoonful, 1960, Willie Dixon; Suzanne, 1966, Leonard Cohen; Sweet Jane, 1970, Lou Reed; The Circle Game, 1966, Joni Mitchell; The Long Black Veil, 1959, Marijohn Wilken/Danny Dill; The Wind, 1971, Cat Stevens; This is Love, 2000, PJ Harvey; Tiny Dancer, 1971, Elton John/Bernie Taupin; Turn the Page, 1973, Bob Seger; Turn, Turn, Turn, 1959, Pete Seeger; Victoria, 1969, Ray Davies;Wicked Game, 1989, Chris Isaak; Wild Horses, 1970, Mick Jagger/Keith Richards; Wild World, 1970, Cat Stevens; Will the Circle Be Unbroken, 1907, Ada Ruth Habershon/Charles Hutchinson Gabriel; Wing, 1996, Patti Smith; Wish You Were Here, 1975, David Gilmour/Roger Walters; Without Her, 1971, Harry Nilsson; Yellow, 2000, Coldplay; Your Song, 1973, Elton John/Bernie Taupin
Richard Eaton, Cara Enteles, Anne Fischer, Golden Artist Colors, Nicholas Mann, Laura Moriarty, R & F Handmade Paints, Richard Purdy, Meagan Shein, Cynthia Winika
Ken Kamber, Laura Moriarty, Brian Rumbolo, Walter Sharrett
Margaret Fox, Pavel Zoubok Gallery