Silk Bend

Silk Bend, 2013. Freedom Baird. Reclaimed Japanese michiyuki silk, wool twill, annealed alloy wire. 17 x 87 x 15 inches. Shown here installed hanging from a horizontal bough of a silver linden tree during United South End Settlement's Sculpture in the Park exhibition, Franklin Square, Boston, MA, October 2014

Silk Bend, 2013. Reclaimed Japanese michiyuki silk, wool twill, annealed alloy wire. 17 x 87 x 15 inches. Shown here installed hanging from a horizontal bough of a silver linden tree during United South End Settlement‘s Sculpture in the Park exhibition, Franklin Square, Boston, MA, October 2014

Silk Bend. Experimenting with piercing, bending the silk

Experimenting with piercing, bending the silk

Layering the bends

Layering the bends

Silk Bend. Fusing the silk to wool with a synthetic, adhesive interfacing

Fusing the silk to wool with a synthetic, adhesive interfacing

Silk-wool for Silk Bend

Silk-wool

Silk Bend. Prepping the form before bending

Prepping the form before bending

Silk Bend. Softening the corners

Softening the corners

Silk Bend installed in the studio. Freedom Baird

Silk Bend installed in the studio

Silk Bend photoshopped into an outdoor setting. Freedom Baird

Silk Bend photoshopped into an outdoor site

 

Silk Bend installed at the Bancroft School, Worcester, MA, September 2018. Freedom Baird.

Silk Bend installed at the Bancroft School, Worcester, MA, September 2018