Pod Series Sculptures by Lori B Goodman
Kozo, the bark of a Japanese mulberry tree, is the main substance of these mixed media sculptures and installations. For thousands of years this bark has been harvested annually (the tree is cut leaving a base that grows back quickly), and made into an extremely strong and beautiful paper. The natural beauty of the white paper is exciting and mysterious in itself. Sometimes Lori adds pigment or dye to this characteristically long, shiny, translucent fiber, which creates an intense and integral color. Often the paper is stretched like skin over an armature of reed, cane or bamboo. I think you'll agree that the work of Lori B Goodman is fascinating and unique. I particularly like her Pod Series.