STEPHANIE
BEDWELL

Much of my work uses familiar organic forms. Whittled twigs and fallen branches, remind us of our human frailties. 

Found objects, become markers for time and place --scavenged bones, slabs of shale, and harvested branches.

Ephemeral materials, turmeric, tea, beeswax or shellac, saturate and patina the work, yet minimize the contribution to the toxic burden of the planet.

Wool-tied boats and hammocks knitted from silken fibers, encourage contemplation of individual and collective narratives.

These archetypal images, embedded in our subconscious, are used as a means to reconnect, and reflect on universal themes of life, death and vulnerability.

Visual Artist