Serpent on the Mount book cover
Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb sculpture. Rope and photo by me
SERPENT ON THE MOUNT
Photographs of my rope sculptures with artist, Coco Dolle. Photographs by me.
There is a trench where my silhouette sails. It whispers and echoes me awake, from what feels like a deep and roaring desolate sea. And, I am moved. There is life, and all the complicated and mysterious shit that comes with it. Conflict is inevitable, the most valuable conflicts possibly being the ones that exist within your self. I know conflict. Conflict moves me.
I started to work with rope to portray a nodule in space. The history of knots came in handy. As I knot the rope I release the conflicts from inside me. I tangle and manipulate the rope. Then, I comb and braid the rope. The tension created is recreated into new rope and is pulled back into a knot or cut, and conflict resides, again.
Coco Dolle with Burden Braid rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me
Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb . Rope and photo by me
Coco Dolle legs wih rope sculpture - rope, photo and digitally composed by me
How to tie a handcuff knot
Coco Dolle with Inner Lace rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me
Coco Dolle with a Handcuff Knot rope sculpure. Rope and photo by me.
Rope strands, digitally scanned by me