Deborah Redwood

Cocoons, 2017

Sticks, hessian, jute and steel frame
250 x 115 x 115cm

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Cocoons has been inspired by the humble Bag Moth.  These cocoons are generally made from fallen sticks but are sometimes made from feathers.  These inconspicuous cocoons are often unnoticed. When was the last time you remember seeing one?  The cocoons have been made from fallen sticks and tied together with jute onto a hessian base which covers a steel  frame.  The placement of the cocoons near a termite nest is to draw comparison between them.  The termite nest is conspicuous and built by the ‘workers’, hence its size and complexity, whilst the cocoon is an individual effort.