sawdustbear:Here’s a preview of some of the cocoon collections I’ve been working on for Dubious Beasts: Life Cycles. I’ve posted them all before, but I really like this arrangement!I’ve been prodding at the idea of cabinets of curiosities for years…I’ve always loved and felt influenced by assemblage artists like Joseph Cornell and Robert Rauschenberg, and when I was a scenic designer, some of that layered, cluttered work came through in my designs when I got a chance. But, it wasn’t until last year or so that I really decided to embrace it in my personal sculptures and build actual little collection cabinets for my work and fill them with all sorts of little things. It makes me happy, I feel like I’m finally touching on a lot of the ideas that have always implicitly informed my work, like early scientific curiosity and the horrors of colonial era museums, but now it’s getting a lot more obvious. Next up(not for this show), little drawers and doors with little hidden things that only the eventual owner gets to know about… More of Shing’s work for our show! In just a couple days, she and I are loading all this stuff into a huge van and driving it to Albuquerque. So LOOK OUT.