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    Performance and installation.Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center 805-807 Li… Read More
    Performance and installation.Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center 805-807 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Performances on May 30, June 1, June 8, and June 10, 2012. The mandrake is a plant with roots that have been likened to the human form for centuries. Folklore suggests the plant's power to increase fertility and to hypnotize. Each Mandrake is sculpted out of nylon pantyhose, twigs, and dried leaves. Some contain dried grass, flower petals, tea leaves and natural felt dyed with tea and spices. They hang from a structure made of weathered wood and branches. The performance does not have a clear beginning or end. The "mother" Mandrake is periodically at rest below her mobile. In communication with their movement, she watches them sway, spins them, and stills them with her hand. She weaves among them, making eye contact with viewers, silently inviting them to come near. Read Less
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The "mother" Mandrake is periodically at rest below her mobile. In communication with their movement, she watches them sway, spins them, and stills them with her hand. She weaves among them, making eye contact with viewers. The performance has no clear beginning or end. 
Each Mandrake is sculpted out of nylon pantyhose, twigs, and dried leaves. Some contain dried grass, flower petals, tea leaves and natural felt dyed with tea and spices. They hang from a structure made of weathered branches.