Repurposed beads, thread, mirror and kitchen strainer
9 x 11 x 7 in
The word “Strainger” is a play-on-words between a stranger and a strainer. In this “Strainger Series” of mask-like sculptures, the beaded image of the “guagua” (Quechua for baby) covers most of the surface of a kitchen strainer. The straingers themselves suggest the act of separation, liquid from solid, interior from exterior, insider from outsider, the exotic from the mundane. Donated necklaces and accessories are repurposed and handed beaded onto kitchen strainers along with natural materials from Ecuador such as tagua, acai, pambil, and natural seeds from the Amazon.
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