Starting from an abundance of found materials that surround us, often unnoticed, in our daily lives, Nancy Kyes weaves sculptures that explore relationships between matter, science and spirit. Through a well considered process of involvement with each bit of trash that she picks up as she moves through her life in Southern California, she literally weaves through tying and attaching - using no adhesives or paint - sculptures that present models of order and chaos, and the many layers of meaning contrasting the part with the whole.
Moving beyond assemblage, the individual bits and pieces which possess histories of their own can be honed in on with fascination, a 'material' she crafts herself in order to weave her sculpture. Stepping back the work transforms with distinct and unified natural presence as individual sculptures. Many of the works are then grouped as part of a larger model to demonstrate an unfolding, layered relationship between each element and the expanding, energetic nature of reality. She seeks to demonstrate that reality is a tapestry of our lives, and that there is not much separation between anything at all.
In her initial Chakra Series, she works with ideas drawn from Hindu philosophy, and the idea that all matter is spirit. In her series
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