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Copyright All Content by Cathy Weaver Taylor

- recycling of discarded material to make something new that shines in the light reminding us of grandmother spider connecting us all in this fragile place we call the web of life.

Grandmother Spider has appeared at the Rail Trail in Hopkinton 2015, Sprinkler Factory Gallery Worcester 2015, Mosesian Center Watertown 2017.

INTO THE AUTISM (hanging by a thread)

Autistic kids love getting into their own cocoon, treasuring their alone space. 

At times they just collapse into the autism; a cocoon place of knowing safety surrounded by close people who understand the peaceful place needed to go to, to unwind from the stress of the day. 

The hexagon space created by the wire fence is like a bee’s nest. There is protective group energy around this autism, knowing, understanding, accepting. There is a buffer zone around the alone time with ribbons of solid gold interwoven with others creating a kind of fabric to exist in.

Rocking. Singing. Listening. Just getting into the autism that is intrinsic to this way of being. 

The autistic child is hanging by a thread cocooned with services woven together from early childhood education, IEP’s, social services, insurance companies, pharmacies, carefully chosen baby sitters, teachers, language specialists, counselors, advocates, and more. 

I have worked on this assemblage for over three years. It finally came together with the chicken wire and encasing the former frame in a wider community of support. Hanging by a thread, into the autism. 

 Grandmother Spider

... continuing using recycled packaging, discarded material reused, repurposed

RECLAIMED, Mosesian Center Watertown May-June 2017
Crescent Moon at Beals Preserve Southboro Open Space Foundation (SOLF) summer 2017. Using recycled packaging material, hula hoop and solar string lights.
Healing the Wound

Chiron is the wounded healer. It is through our own particular personal wounding that we work to become whole. No one escapes. We all have our own personal excruciating never to be healed wound. 

It is through the actions of ‘healing the wound’ we create community, intimacy, and candid and vulnerable conversations. This vulnerability is our ultimate strength. 

This recycled art piece is a series of circles, moments in time creating a hole, a wound, an open wound, an epic personal wound needing continual caring and healing buffered by threads and nets of many colors. The healing is not instant or quick, it is a lifetime of healing of caring and caring enough to mend and buffer the hole of emptiness inside. 

Chiron takes 50 years to journey around the sun, he is half horse- at 50 you meet and greet your natal Chiron and begin the journey of healing- First step is recognizing the wound and then understanding the importance of healing as an everyday situation, mending the tears and opening in a thoughtful and giving way. 

Cathy Weaver Taylor
Picturing Medical Justice
Healing Fibers 2018

I use all recycled materials for these assemblages. Vegetable nets, packaging material and more. 
Healing Hands Collage
We are different from the other animals because of the use of our hands. Our handwork led
to more intricate brain development. When we engage in hand activities our brain is

Our hands help us play the flute, shell seeds, perform handstands, fly, guide, heal, swim,
cradle our head, cook, touch, pick flowers, sew, drum, help, click, stroke the cat, revel in the
night sky, garden.

Let our hands guide us to calm
UNCERTAIN TIMES, found object assemblage, Arts Worcester, summer 2022, 3x3x3'
Three Hoops, assemblage recycled materials Buddha's over Worcester 
summer 2022