FOX MADE WHOLE

aRTIST sTATEMENT

This series explores the concept of memory as myth and clothing as metaphor for our own personal legends. Over time memories warp, shift, and dissolve, morphing into something entirely different than the original experience. They become personal myths and legends that we carry with us throughout our lives. These myths guide our reactions, opinions, and the impressions we leave on others, sometimes powerfully and sometimes subtly. Clothing is also something we each choose to put on and carry with us. Clothing offers insight into who we want to be, how we want to be perceived, and past experiences we have had. In the often mundane activities of daily life it is easy to forget that we have the opportunity to express a narrative of personal myth through the clothing we choose to wear. 

 Another theme present is modern totemic myth through personal experience and children's identification with wild animals. The connections that children have with animals often fade and change as they mature and grow into adulthood. These connections are not arbitrary but a signal of a greater universal spiritual structure, and if we allow them to disintegrate we risk loosing part of our spirit. This work is an attempt to strengthen and honor those connections. 

Fox Made Whole (Adult)

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Fox Made Whole (Adult) detail

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Fox Made Whole (Adolescent)

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Fox Made Whole (Adolescent) detail

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Fox Made Whole (Infant)

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Fox Made Whole (Infant) detail

Hand dyed, digitally printed silk, hand embroidery

2011

Graphite drawing used in digital prints

2011

Graphite drawing used in digital prints

2011