Sunday, April 03, 2011

inner world

I think that there are three entryways to the inner self. The first is the senses, such as the sense of touch which unlocks unconscious memories. The second is a strong emotion such as wonder or anger because the body, mind and soul are totally consumed for a brief moment but the end result is self knowledge. The third path to the inner self is a large emptiness as it encourages contemplation. These garments were purchased at Frenchy's, a thrift store in Nova Scotia because of their beautiful fabrics. Wool, linen, silk, brand name clothing, most made in places like the Domincan Republic.
Stitched shut. Thin women.
We say that we are sorry.


Herm said...

love these shapes with the buttons, did you use only the sleeves? admire your artwork!!!

Heather said...

Wow, I really like these, visually compelling and thought-provoking.

Judy Martin said...

I used the complete garments.

I rolled them into themselves and stitched them the way they turned out.

If there were details like buttons, I just left them - tried to expose them I suppose.

It all just happened, and I like them too. I think that they can be read on many levels.

Judy--- said...

this installation of cloth bodies is so moving to me.
i cried at your last line.

Jacky said...

A lot to think about here Judy...I like the positive idea that lonliness encourages contemplation, thought processes...time to think.

Especially love the buttons.

Jacky xox