Using basketry, weaving, papermaking, and other traditional fiber techniques, Fafnir Adamites creates sculptures as “monuments to, and reminders of, trauma, intuition, and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations.” Using repetitious processes allows Adamites to simultaneously engage with the work physically and to meditate on the irresolvable concepts. The sculptures exhibited here are constructed with paper pulp, reed, and netting in a method that undermines the rigidity of the grids and highlights the transformative nature of the pulp. They act as abstract placeholders for the impossble-to-define nature of trauma.
Situational Awareness is a hand-woven waffle weave foundation disrupted by reed basket forms. Both weaving and basket are highly sculptural but work against each other’s inherent natures: soft and pliable vs. rigid and unyielding. The piercing forms introduce a new topography to the weaving – one that allows for an expansive understanding of opposing forces and the opportunities held within.