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