Wednesday, April 19, 2017

soleil

just close ur eyes and hand over ur heart and soul 

Monday, April 17, 2017

witnesses

time and heat and labour and protection and tidiness and singing and daily repetition and listenning to the life stories that happen in the home.

cloth is like the body
it gets old, it survives, it holds memories and dreams - all at the same time.

Friday, April 14, 2017

we need mystery

 
 
mystery fills us with awe and wonder
these are the foundations of humility
and humility is the foundation of all learning
so we do not seek to unravel this
we honour it by letting it be that way forever

richard wagamese indian horse page 65

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

martyr or victim?

 
 
martyr:  a person who sacrifices something of great value, especially life itself, for the sake of principle

victim:  a person who has been injured, killed, cheated, fooled, harmed by someone else or by accident

(google search)

Monday, April 10, 2017

three vintage ironing pads and their cover up

 
I have been taught how to love by an 88 year old woman and a 35 year old boy.

The key is:  Say it.

Say it out loud, without being asked.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

vintage crinoline

 
Jean Paul Sartre said
The 'other' is a body and then something else - the spirit that can't be seen.
He wants me to enchant him.  So that when I touch his body, I also touch his spirit.

idea from Luce Irigaray's The Caress

Friday, March 31, 2017

I bleed

On March 31 2015, I wrote in my journal that I would stitch a grid into this piece and then afterwards, from the back, cut small circles into the grid to reveal the red blanket wool inside.
With little raw edges.

Now it is March 31 2017 and I am going to follow through on this idea.

I bleed.
I am a dignified, tall figure that bleeds