Before I was even born, thread, fabric and fibers were woven into my DNA like woolen yarn around a hook. This work is a meditation on the gifts we receive as children but are unable to fully appreciate until many years have passed. It is a deeper exploration of a mother’s love, down to its very fiber. I sought to breathe life back into these saved, salvaged and forgotten pieces of my history.
Recently, I began sifting through this never worn again, aging pile of homemade keepsakes; pulling musty vestments out of storage, touching the fabric to my fingertips and smelling their age, letting all these impressions waft through my senses.
For exhibition Enrobed has over 30 unique images, paired with historical childhood photos and the actual garments to display as well.
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