Jennifer Thoreson, Multidisciplinary Artist

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

Much like the red cellular mass in Cancer, the sculpture in this photograph is made from dyed wool roving. I spun this roving loosely into yarn, and needle felted each piece to the next, slowly building soft organic shapes. The structures are fleshy and body-like, and appear to swell into a fatty growth. I found the gold color of the wool to be quite beautiful, rich and opulent-looking. Paired with the intestinal shape of the sculpture, it introduces curious analogy.