Monday, February 06, 2012

"Decades of Dreaming of You...", 2012, hair embroidery on hair from mother's head during gestation period, threads from unraveled pillowcase, 3 x 5 x 5". Embroidered text reads, "decades of dreaming of you...". (working photos)

Many years ago, when I was very young, I terminated a pregnancy.
Decades later, at the last possible biological minute, I gave birth to my daughter. This piece was made to mark the completion of this cycle in my life.

"If you are an artist who happens to be a mother.... " someone once told me, "whatever you do, don't use nest imagery."