Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Columbus Bonfire

"Columbus Bonfire"
hand sprayed paper, folding chair frame, pink bubble wrap, rocks spray painted gold

When I first moved away from Columbus, I got really homesick.  Not only for the people that I left, but for the memories that I had created.  I made this piece to commemorate my two girl friends, Amy and Sarah.  Sarah would always make us bonfires to sit around, it became a symbol for a safe and joyful place.  The piece has become a reliquary for my memory.  I used my collage techniques to create the fire and my sister and I collected the rocks from the Olentangy River.  I used lawn chairs and replaced the straps with pink bubble wrap.

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