Unfurl (2009)
wood, adhesive

 Manipulating wood is diametrically different from working with metals; the most obvious aspect is the temperature of the material. Wood seems to dissolve into your hand, but metal constantly reminds you that there is a forign object in your hand. Also, wood forces some "waiting time" for it to dry and set into the desired shape. When working with wood, I must leave the studio at a certain point. Wood has the power to say, "Your work is done for the day. Go home, Cathy."

Unfurling is a slow and de
liberate movement, commonly used to describe a leaf as it becomes completely untangled from itself. As an artist, I want to constantly be in the state of unfurling.