essence from within
it is where everything begins
In my heart.
A recovery of the world through poetics.
A reclaiming of sensory experience, seeing tasting hearing touching
A reclamation of the body.
The dark one on the left is natural wool and probably about 90 years old
I think the singed one next to it is also a wool felt.
The third one, also felt, but it might have acrylic mixed with the wool. It is nearly new.
The last one is a scorch resistent metallic fabric that covers them all.
I've had these since 2006, the year Ned's mother passed.
I could not throw them away
They held something. They looked like figures.
and labour and protection
and presenting ourselves neatly to society
and women standing up and bearing down
and daily repetition
and the smell of damp hot wool
and singe marks
and body-size and shape
why would I add red thread?
red thread is often added to domestic cloth as a marker, usually intials
red thread is also a protection element found in traditional world garments
Mourning is a way to work through feelings of loss.
All creation is a re-creation of a loved and lost object.
the self in the center
the layers of time and of labour
It gets old, it survives, it holds memories and dreams - all at the same time.
What's true for you
Where you going to
What you're gonna do
finished pieces can be seen here