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Stumpf’s most recent body of work, “Cavomyrt” (derived from the phrase “cave of my heart”), consists of fourteen elaborate assemblages that function as enchanted reliquaries to love, innocence and intimacy.  Driven by an astute understanding of materiality, through process, she uses items such as removed antique wallpaper, childhood dresses, objects and toys from her youth, plastic flowers, animal bones, piano wire, sound reels and film negatives to construct the work and then encapsulate it with layers of sand dusted mediums, where the pieces become crystalline and calcified.  This work evokes deep personal, mythic and archetypal associations while presenting the fragile endurance of the sacred and the spiritual.

 

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