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Itscolossal:Plants Embedded in Wax Sprout from Fragile Hands in

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Itscolossal : Plants Embedded in Wax Sprout from Fragile Hands in Memory-Infused Works by Valerie Hammond
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Plants Embedded in Wax Sprout from Fragile Hands in Memory-Infused Works by Valerie Hammond

2 monthes ago   |   By Colossal

All images © Valerie Hammond, shared with permission
In Valerie Hammond 's series of wax drawings , protection is two-fold: the artist encases dried flowers and ferns in a thin layer of wax, preserving their fragile tissues long after they've been plucked from the ground. In outlining a pair of hands, she also secures a memory, or rather, “the essence of a gesture and the fleeting moment in which it was made.”
Centered on limbs lying flat on Japanese paper, the ongoing series dates back to the 1990s, when Hammond made the first tracing “partly in response to the death of a dear friend...
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