Denim Chain on Trees is a site specific sculpture by LA based artist Julia Haft-Candell at the Bowtie Project. Inspired by Haft-Candell’s previous sculptures of small porcelain chains, this project enlarges those forms to a monumental scale. Each of the eight individual links is carved from foam, and wrapped in strips of denim dipped in Aqua Resin. The assembled work is draped over a series of truncated palm trees overlooking the Los Angeles River.
Julia Haft-Candell was born in Oakland, California. She received a BA in art and international relations from UC Davis, and an MFA from CSU Long Beach. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was the first Joan and David Lincoln Visiting Artist in Ceramics at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University from 2012-2015. She recently attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, and is represented by Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles. This project is made possible with support from Department of Cultural Affairs.