Me and the Crane
Artist: Barbara Jo Borch
Size: 7'h x 8'w x 4'd
Medium: Plant stalks, Paper mache, Japanese paper, paint, Glass, Copper wire
My work is about the connections and contrasts between nature and man. It is about organic and geometric, natural and manipulated, black and white. I create organic forms that are made from man-altered wood. I play with the ideas of natural versus rational, spontaneous versus intellectual. My processes echo this contradiction as I begin with a concept and work in a manner that allows it to take its own unplanned course: a predetermined idea that takes its own form as I work. I don’t know the ultimate conclusion for this form. It unfolds and surprises me and the inherent risks reward me with something unexpected.