Leah K Woods
Whirl

Wood-Pine-Carved and Textured
20 (h) x 62 (d) x 58 (w) inches
2016



Sometimes the indication of a change in political or social attitudes comes in direct messages from politicians, public figures, or news reports in the media. Other times, that indication can be less direct. It can come in the form of a feeling, a sense that there is something “in the air”. A feeling, inexplicable as to exactly what it might mean, but felt with clarity and confidence.

This is the sentiment from where my work begins. Recognizing that something is happening, but uncertain as to whether that feeling is beginning, or ending, leading to a positive change, or potentially threatening. It is in this moment of recognition before a phenomena is analyzed and understood that my work seeks to exist in a tangible, physical presence.

Whether the movement and the sensation of change come in the form of expanding, contracting, growing, or pushing, my current body of sculpture tries to connect with a moment of recognition, when it is clear a change is occurring.