CARPET OF WINGS / CIRCLE OF STONES - Installation
The major theme of the installation at the Dowling College Giordano Gallery is derived from two images contained in the My Africa book. The first photo is of Semina, a young Zimbabwean sculptor/painter. She is in Mahalapye, a town near the workshop. She holds a plastic bag and look at a circle of stones. Behind her is a brightly painted fence. The other photo is of Semina's hand delicately lifting a brilliant yellow green gauzy tulle to reveal a tray of glasses. The tulle is embroidered with a diamond pattern that becomes overlapped and interesting. The installation simultaneously merges and transforms the two photos.
Materials, such as pearlescent plastic, computer generated termite wings, sculptures mad of paper and paint, and videos intertwine to create a very different and moving environment.