Twoods (rhymes with moods) are an ongoing series that I have been working on since 2014.
Cloaked in a monk-like robe, Twoods are designed to be genderless and emotionally ambiguous.
Seemingly masked and void of expression, their exposed extremities reveal their inner humanity while their gestures and interactions with one another are open to interpretation. Are they affectionate or combative, happy or sad, resigned or resilient? It is up to the viewer to decide.
The family of Twoods now includes Sculptures, Paintings, and Animations.
Twood Origin Story
I grew up in a large family and we all worked together in the family-owned dry cleaning business. You use lots of twist ties in the dry cleaning world, and my mom would make little twisted figures out of them and leave them around the shop for us to find.
They became known as Twoods.
“You’re such a twood” became a common expression in our household, used either as a term of endearment or ridicule–you could never be sure.
As I completed the first of this series, “Twood” seemed the most appropriate way to describe the twists and turns of its possible meanings.
The ambiguity of the form surprised and intrigued me. They became my muse during a period of transition, helping me explore and make sense of the duality of the human condition, interpersonal relationships, and yearning.