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  Homage - Offering Series
    Homage - Offering Series
    1995, trees, rocks, sheets, gold leaf, blood, sap, 14'h 14'w 10'd
    The cedar trees, whose trunks are wrapped in blood stained gauze bandages, rise above a charred bed of branches that mimic a pile of bones. The backdrop is comprised of blood and earth stained sheets supported by a gold leafed scar from a fallen tree. Ascending between the sheets and trees is an androgynous; fetal positioned figure, rendered in sap on gauze. A knee high stone wall in the foreground is covered with burnt, offertory candles. Utilizing allegory, this installation invites interpretive responses from the viewer that range from the very literal to highly theoretical.