As we attach — in often complicated, invisible, and far-reaching ways to people|ideas|beliefs|habits|places|things — the roots of our attachment thread deep into our psyches and bind us in ways we can barely fathom. I began to explore these attachments in my studio, first the archetypal triangle of mother/father/child, and then the equally potent pairing of the lover and the beloved. These pieces emerged, in monads, dyads, and triads, to illustrate — sometimes delicately, sometimes harshly, often comically — the eternal truth that we attach, in profound and complex ways, to other people and to our own “story” of “the way things are”.

That We Attach
Triad #1 (The LeafBots)
2010
Plaster of Paris, found objects
3.5 x 8.25 x 8.25 in.
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster of Paris, found objects
Triad #2 (The GoBots)
2010
Plaster of Paris, found objects
4.5 x 6.25 x 9.75 in.

Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster of Paris, roots, screws
Triad #3 (The Attachments)
2010
Plaster of Paris, roots, screws
6 x 13 x 7.5 in.
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster of Paris, found objects, acrylic
Triad #4 (Platoon)
2010
Plaster of Paris, found objects, acrylic
1.5 x 4 x 5.5 in.

Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, roots, screw, nail
Dyad #1
2010
Plaster, roots, screw, nail
4 x 4 x 3 in.
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, root, screw, wire
Dyad #3
2010
Plaster, root, screw, wire
2.25 x 6 x 6 in.

Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster of Paris, acrylic
Dyad #4 (Amerikan Gorthick)
2010
Plaster of Paris, acrylic
3.75 x 8 x 7.25 in.
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, roots, screws
Dyad #5
2010
Plaster, roots, screws
3 x 9 x 9 in.

Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, roots, wire
Monad #1 (Obladee)
2010
Plaster, roots, wire
5.25 x 7.5 x 1.25
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, root
Monad #2
2010
Plaster, root
2.25 x 9.25 x 2.25 in.

Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, root, screw
Monad #3
2010
Plaster, root, screw
3.25 x 3.75 x 3.75 in.
Nancy D. Brown That We Attach  Plaster, roots
Monad #4
2010
Plaster, roots
5 x 5 x 2 in.

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