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August 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The August membership meeting will take place on August 1st.
Thread is a symbol of duality— representative of individual fragility and strength when woven into cloth. In my work, it is a unifying factor serving as connection between the many women represented. While each geography holds particularities, the creation of cloth is universal. Through the materiality of thread and physical dimension of the stitched line, I hope to bring a sense of both the individual and the collective to this image. The resulting tactile object documents a story that only existed in conversation and memory. Transparency and layering symbolize the relationship that time and distance have on the memory of shared experience.
We are all dependent upon one another and on the world in which we live. As time passes, some details fade from memory. In this way, true stories are fundamentally delicate. They become more fragile and more precious with time. There is poetry in the truth of sharing conversation, laughter, and time with others. The power of cooperative efforts is a solution to many of today’s global problems. My purpose as an artist is to examine the experiences women share: stories, skills, and traditions passed on to younger generations.