LINEAGES is a series of drawings with
graphite and thread that evolved after
the passing of my paternal grandmother.
Working with her handwritten letters and
three handknit throws she made for me
over her lifetime, I began to trace the
loops of her handwriting and each loop
of the afghans. Sometimes overlapping
or missing a stitch, I found my movement
began to echo motions she would have
made while knitting. Both a comfort and
strenuous, the performative work produced marks that speak to the intricacies, gaps and swells of relationships we have with one another.
The recorded sound elements served to
document the meditative drawing process and signify how sounds have the ability to travel through time and space like the objects and memories they are attached to.
To read the exhibition essay written by
Emily McGibbon, click on the link. Between Eternity and Time Curatorial Essay