Jennifer Thoreson, Multidisciplinary Artist

Cocoon, From the series Testament, 16”x20”, Pigment Ink on Fiber Rag, 2014

The couple in this photograph is tightly wrapped in a narrow cocoon of white Shetland wool. In this form, the wool very closely resembles the actual fleece of the animal. Combined with human subjects, the form resembles a two-headed sheep. Such an animal, already meek and virtually helpless, is constantly pulling in opposite directions, continually fighting its own will.