Posted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
With the arrival of spring and the promise of new forms taking shape, I have been experimenting with 'oocyte' fiber pieces that serve as tactile explorations of mitosis and accretion processes. An oocyte is produced in the ovary by an ancestral cell called an oogonium and gives rise to the ovum (the egg) which can be fertilized. The above oocyte incorporates pine cones and threads from winter projects.
The views of the ooctyes below include vintage spools of threads that were laced and woven into the form during the crochet and knotting process.