Protection from Loss of Voice Guardians are painted fiberglass sculptures referencing trees, microphones, and the human body. I started them at the very beginning of the pandemic as strong, calming objects I could walk around, that grounded me, and felt absolute and hopeful during a scary time of loss and unrest.
Their texture and theme of protection are an extension of my series of work based on the Arms and Armor collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are painted with raised repeating circles to create an overall covering of bark-skin. They stand quietly together as an imagined microphone-tree-forest dedicated to the protection of all our voices.