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2018 Annual Conference

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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Melinda Hurst Frye

SPE Member since 2003
Member Chapter: Northwest

Origin

Origin is centered on the transitional nature of motherhood. Incorporating the passage of time, from springtime to winter and plump to wilted. The work is a still life response to the tender, and sometimes sticky, experience of birth and caring for a family. Recurring botanical elements echo springtime and the vernal freshness of childhood, when all is to be experienced and explored. Objects are presented as offerings, like souvenirs or artifacts of an era, sometimes directly, sometimes as temporary sculptures to evoke a feeling rather than clear meaning. The imagery is a vignette into domestic life and a window of time in motherhood.

Egg

Pins

Pod

Two Pods

Dogwood

Hair Curl

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