Leftovers Bloom

2016, papers, money, pen, hobby grass, stamps, holes, 19 x 12 inches.

I made an artwork with Arthur’s fourth grade class called something like “Poetic Family Tree”.   Each person in the class wrote some poetic words relating to their nationalities and their family nationalities in bubble writing.  I cut each word out of the stamps or money associated with each nationality.  The insides of the letters were cut out and  leftover.  I glued the “negative” shapes close to each other and let these grow like branches.   I needed some flowers to bloom, so I used a Spirograph to make blossoms. I am interested that out of nothing comes something.  I am interested in how things grow.  I am interested in the eternally spiraling movement of everything in the cosmos.