Spirit of Gravity
Dragonflies have many different meanings but the ones that mean the most to me are the fact that dragonflies have 360 degree vision, symbolizing self-realization. Recently I had been going through a period of self-realization of lots of actions and ideas in my life. So I decided to build a wood object that would frame the dragonfly. Also in this period of self-realizations, I was feeling lots of tension - pushing and pulling, mentally and physically.
So I decided to sew thread through the dragonfly. I went through many sketches of how I wanted to present the dragonfly. I found myself in love with the process of sewing the dragonfly to this wooden frame system, it felt like a dragonfly sewing machine. When I was fabricating it, i had a drill bit placed on a piece of wood that held the spool of thread. Then I would place the piece horizontally on the back side and thread the needle through the drilled holes, through the dragonfly and then through the other set of drilled holes, pulling a continuous piece of thread. With each thread added there was a lot of pushing and pulling of the dragonfly, in the end the dragonfly has a slight curve to it.