Crossings introduces boats made with cane, twigs, wasp nest paper, leather and varied natural materials that have come
to me over the years, ending up on the shelves of my studio. Found materials, formed together become air-filled boats that can be seen through, hung or balanced on a finger.
Though made on the same jig each boat assumes a unique form dictated by the individual materials. For me, these boats are like personalities - funereal boats of life's moods shaped to glide easily into the next realm - they carry traces of life around me floating off into a new dimension.
As Carolyn Wall says in "Sweeping up Glass",
"when they were finished they looked like something I'd wanted to say, but hadn't found the words for."