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you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail


you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail


you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail



you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water (2006), detail




you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail



THANK YOU!!! to the following for their assistance and support of Swell, 10 Years Later : Adria Otte , Niki Alexander, Marina Perez-Wong, Devin Cecil-Wishing, Nhat Le, Joseph Aponte, Jodie Wu, Brian Lei, Jian Wen Huang, and Lise Swenson.


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you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail


you're not a wave, you're the water , (2006), installation (wood, branded suede, tacks, paint)

you're not a wave, you're the water uses titles and lyrics from country music love songs that are branded into suede and stretched over wood. I love the feminine ornamentation on Western wear and gear contrasted with the masculine identity of the cowboy, as well as the contrast of country music's lyrics of heartbreak with the notion of the stoic West. The collection is an homage to my love of this music genre and the Western heritage of my home in Montana.

Other Projects that I have done that relate to this work include:
Tan Series
Filly
Filly Drawings
Bridle Series

you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail

you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail


you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail



you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail



you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail

you're not a wave, you're the water, (2006), detail


List of Works:

  1. Please from Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton “Please Don't Stop Loving Me”
  2. forever from “In My Life” by Johnny Cash
  3. you're not a wave, you're the water – twist on Jimmie Dale Gilmore's song Just a Wave, Not the Water
  4. My Baby from Dolly Parton “I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby”
  5. I Miss You So from Charlie Rich “I Miss You So”
  6. Stay from Charlie Rich “Stay”
  7. To be the last To be the only one from Jimmie Dale Gilmore “One Endless Night”
  8. For all and everything One Endless night from Jimmie Dale Gilmore “One Endless Night”
  9. Your Love Is My Rest from Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Your Love Is My Rest”
  10. we'll meet at the fountain after all from Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Where You Going”
  11. I knew I'd never say goodbye from Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Reunion”
  12. You looked at her, you looked at me I knew that you would marry me from Dolly Parton “I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby”
  13. I want you to be the last one to touch me from Dolly Parton “Last One To Touch Me”
  14. Softy from Gordon Lightfoot's “Softly”
  15. Baby I'm burning You got me on fire by Dolly Parton “Baby I'm Burning”
  16. Sweet dreams of you from Emmylou Harris “Sweet Dreams of You”
  17. for all time from Glen Campbell “Wtchita Lineman”
  18. Sunflower good mornin' from Glen Campbell “Sunflower”
  19. Everything To Me from Dottie West “Loving You (has Meant Everything To Me)”
  20. I want you from Dolly Parton “Last One To Touch Me”
  21. Beautiful from Gordon Lightfoot “Beautiful”
  22. Would You Lay With Me from Tanya Tucker “Would You Lay With Me”
  23. She wears a gold ring on her finger, And I'm so glad that it's mine! From Charlie Rich “Life's Little Ups and Downs”
  24. If you're lovin' me like I'm lovin' you Baby, We're Really In Love from Hank Williams “Baby We're Really In Love”
  25. How I Love To Be Alone With You from Loretta Lynn “Alone With You”
  26. Start You Your Turtledovin' from Hank Williams “Honey Do You Love Me, Huh”
  27. There's nothin' in this world worth the touch of Your hand from Loretta Lynn “You're the Only Good Thing”
  28. Hello Darlin' from Conway Twitty “Hello Darlin'”
  29. Heart to Heart We'll Hold Together from Emmylou Harris “Heart to Heart”
  30. Gentle On My Mind from Johnny Cash “Gentle On My Mind”
  31. Stirrup to Stirrup Side by Side from Johnny Cash “Tennessee Stud”
  32. Well I lost my heart it didn't take no time from Loretta Lynn and Jack White “Portland Oregon”
  33. Hold Her from Johhny Cash “You Comb Her Hair”
  34. Honey Won't You Hold Me Tight from Hank Williams “Honey Do You Love Me, Huh”

Added by Megan Wilson:

  1. Sweetie
  2. Love, Me