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Stargazer: Before Words
Cartapesta head with Swarovski crystals, Plexi, pear wood, concrete, copper, steel.
61 x 10 x 10 inches
The original Stargazer (3000 BC) sculpture is in the Cleveland Art Museum. My mother, who grew up in Cleveland, took me to see it--along with the museum’s collection of shrunken heads--when I was very young.
For me, mother-daughter is the most intimate, unconditional love I’ve experienced. It begins when we are pre-verbal; before language layers meaning onto love.