Sally Heller’s Project Series
I build large, site-specific installations out of low-end consumer goods. These works often revolve around the theme of nature. They involve hands-on manipulation of such minutia as pipe cleaners, whiffle balls, plastic ware, buttons and string. I use old-fashioned crafts of knitting, knotting and twisting to thread these mass-market items to make more durable forms. The dichotomy between my traditional methods and the factory-produced materials creates tension that is both tangible and abstract. The structures may appear delicate and tenuous, but all materials are indestructible.