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Hannan Greg


Over the years, I've encountered various moths or butterfly 'pupae'. In most cases, their gestative journeys seem to have been cut short by perforation from a parasite. The one exception I recalled was the pupa of a Mourning Cloak butterfly whose ominous, spiked carapace aids its survival. Years would pass before I would happen upon a burl that might suggest that particular form, and again it would be years before I started in on the wood with all its wild imperfections. The tentativeness/tenacity of 'going in' with the hope of successfully producing a work that models the pupa's intent and the trepidations and vagaries of life as well.
PROMISSORY (pupa) 2019 Black Spruce burl 42 1/2" x 10 5/8" x 12 1/4" 108 cm x 27 cm x 31 cm