My work is not only autobiographical, but represents
the way I presently view myself and my relationships with
others. I do not limit my materials to metals, but find them
challenging and attractive. I have discovered a strength in
my feminity. Feminine symbols such as flowers, breasts,
triangles pointed downward, and spirals have originated
from dream analysis and historical references. These symbols
combined with metal have brought me closest to self-expression.
Allusions to handicrafts that I am proficient in (needlepoint,
embroidery, crewel embroidery, crochet, knitting, and
tatting lace) are included in my work. Embellishment has
gradually evolved into the integration of surface and form. The
ephemeral lacy quality of light penetrating the work and casting
shadows is an important feminine consideration.
Copyright © 2006 Kaleta Doolin