Sculpture Magazine / December 2010, p. 20
Inspired by Seattle’s maritime history, Sayler re-imagines Suyama Space as the wood-planked hull of a vintage clipper. Struck by the residue of past lives layered over the space (fire-blackened timber ceiling, pock-marked floor, mineral encrusted concrete walls), she has created an installation that bridges the built environment and the natural world. The unlikely material of hot glue, cascading in 2,000 fibrous ribbons, evokes the Northwest coast’s watery landscape. Walking into the gallery feels like stepping into frothy waves of surf, as these “frozen” translucent strands skew perception and bend material reality.