The southern patio of a friend, a school studio and later large loft spaces allowed me to develop a body of work from the  Miniatures  to 3-story high walls of braided or knotted rope.  A few ceiling hooks, pulleys, a choice of different height stools, a couple of high ladders (the rope falls and I climb), a rope cutter and my hands were all the tools I needed.  The presence of a few finished works as a reference, a deep knowledge of my material, and 3 ancient techniques led me to create a kind of alphabet, a vocabulary.

The southern patio of a friend, a school studio and later large loft spaces allowed me to develop a body of work from the Miniatures to 3-story high walls of braided or knotted rope.

A few ceiling hooks, pulleys, a choice of different height stools, a couple of high ladders (the rope falls and I climb), a rope cutter and my hands were all the tools I needed.

The presence of a few finished works as a reference, a deep knowledge of my material, and 3 ancient techniques led me to create a kind of alphabet, a vocabulary.

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