Spider's Parlor (2009)
Umbrella skeletons installation
Janet Nolan makes sculptures from repeated singular objects recycled from the everyday world, such as hundreds of broken umbrellas that she is installing in the space. She has no preconceived sculpture in mind as she accumulates these objects, rather the nature of the object itself suggests content and form. Through experimenting with their physical properties, structures and patterns often emerge which are similar to those basic growth systems found in nature.