The Jungle Components
Why do we leave our gardens to enter the Jungle? What do we experience on the way? What's at the heart of the Jungle? Do we take anything away when we return to the garden? To think about these questions I'm making a Jungle. The installation will be about 10 feet across, plus a vine-draped entryway, reflective pool, lights and sounds.
The Jungle is made of components organized into panels, forest floor pieces and the pool.
The Jungle starts with components, each one complete in itself: crocheted and/or knitted flowers, leaves, vines, root wads and occasional snakes which climb the panels, form the forest floor and brush against our faces as we walk. A few of the hundreds of components are shown here.
Painted netting represents the sky, forest, and earth backgrounds and supports pieced fabric tree trunks and grass strips, which in turn support leaves, flowers, vines, roots and snakes. Garden panels are light with lots of small flowers and leaves, jungle panels are dark with fewer and larger flowers and leaves. Plants become more animal-like.
Forest Floor Pieces
Yarn leaves, flowers, roots, stones, water drops and streams make up the forest floor, pool edges and overgrown paths.