Life, from its inception, is a grand mystery. We are only part of it. Nature’s intricate workings and mankind’s attempts to master them – from underground, above ground, outer space, and inner space – intrigue me. Humans originate from nature, yet exploit it; trying to control the uncontrollable with dire consequences. Re-creating parts of nature lets me study their subject, discovering how a beehive functions, which insects feed on milkweed plants, or where our planet is located in the galaxy. Education is both part of the process and part of the goal. If we can learn to treat the planet with reverence and respect, we may – as a species – continue to survive.
Installation at Waubonsee Community College, Dickson Window Art Project Space
Cast flax fiber, epoxy clay, acrylic medium, acrylic paint
36″ x 96″ x 60″
Resin, Epoxy Clay, Acrylic
24 x 24 x 6″
In a her exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery, 2014, Fuller offered a multilayer investigation of environmental systems. Her collection of sculptures alternately depict organic and man-made structures, illustrating both nature’s abundance and the dire consequences of human interference.
The log is an artificial reproduction made of epoxy clay. Epoxy Clay, Wooden Cube, Gas Pipe, Garden Hose, paper, wire, acrylic, mylar, flocking 45 1/2 x 32 X16″
The beehive is also a reproduction of how beehives look in the wild made from paper.
The artist made the artificial bees with epoxy clay, wire, acrylic, mylar, and flocking.
420″(35 ft.) 90″(7.50 ft ) x 6″
(Martin Luther King Way and Alaska St., Seattle, WA)To see the making of Global Garden Shovel “Work In Progress” images Click here
The log is an artificial reproduction made of epoxy clay.
Epoxy Clay, Wooden Cube, Gas Pipe, Garden Hose, paper, wire, acrylic, mylar, flocking
45 1/2 x 32 X16″