The Transmutation of Lauri Sturdivant-part 1022
Radical changes happened in 2011. It seems as though my world has been turned upside down and inside out. I have taken a critical look at my life to figure out what really matters and why? This sculpture is being created as a physical manifestation of my journey as I pick up the pieces of my life and put myself back together. This piece is a work in progress that can only begin with getting my feet on the ground. Planting my feet firmly in my beliefs is fundamental to the growth I hope to be doing.
For six months, I intentionally visited with friends and family, and spent my spare time reassembling jigsaw puzzles. The task of reassembling the pictures enabled me a meditative undertaking that occupied my hands. I wanted to do nothing, but I am not the kind of person who does nothing. I had amassed a quite a few puzzles when the idea came to me, making complete sense, to use the puzzle pieces to create a life size sculpture of myself… my renewed self.
I consider this piece to be a work in progress… picking up the pieces or The transmutation of Lauri Sturdivant. I am reassembling myself one piece at a time. The consequence of one’s world falling apart is the task of having to put one’s self back together. The result of making radical changes is that unsettled feeling of entering new territories. The uncharted future of the third trimester of my life is mysterious and unfamiliar. I consider this process the emotional act of repacking for this next adventure. I am more interested in what I will need and what superfluous ephemera I can rid myself of.