Open at Risk
Mixed media construction
Belted pouches, coverless books, and clam shells wrapped in string tantalizingly beckon us to open them and see what's inside. They are mysteries waiting to be revealed. My assemblage, Open at Risk, juxtaposes these visual metaphors with images of small children, alluding to the adults they will become and the hope we have for them—delightful possibilities amid the dark fears.
The art work also speaks about the passions within each of us that are rarely allowed to see the light of day. Their magic slips away while we wait for the certainty of no risk. I've incorporated images of monsters drawn by a four-year old—amulets for protection from the unknown—that compel us to bravely open the box.