"Tethered"

2009

materials: seeds of one (1) Dandelion, embroidery thread, needles

Dimensions Variable, approx. 8"x16'

In "Tethered" dandelion seeds are glued to the ends of embroidery thread, which is suspended from needles pinned to the wall. The piece allows the viewer to "wish" on the dandelion seeds as a child would, without the danger of the seeds escaping to contaminate lawns and gardens. This work addresses the futility of repair and the desire to control the uncontrollable. This piece is a solution to the American fear of the unmanicured lawn, and our attempts to perfect nature and it's unpredictable elements.