I built my first soft sculptural installation this weekend. For a while now I have mentally played around with the idea of using textiles in my work but since it has such a loaded message (women's work) I waited for the appropriate moment or at least until I got up enough guts to tackle it head on.
This piece is about memories and how they pervade a space, intentionally using symbolism from my own personal memories to then talk about the more broad sense of the growth of memories. Memories come and shroud a space with all of their associated feelings and emotions, yet they are ephemeral, not lasting. The process of installation serves this message perfectly. Though the process was time consuming and exhausting, it was also very emotional and ceremonial as if I was understanding the memory more with each new stitch.
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