Koru

This piece explores basic sculptural methods using expanding foam as the primary medium.  I was interested in creating an organic, plantlike form that suggested movement and transformation. My main source of inspiration came from the spiral shape of an unfurling fern frond called a koru. The koru symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace in Polynesian culture.

Dimensions:  20” x 6” x 32”

Materials: expanding foam, wooden dowels, joint compound, plaster

Date: Spring 2009