when you repeat an action again and again, you produce an effect of certainty or security in your viewer's mind.
you're not trying to discover something, or to convince yourself of something.
you're dealing with certainty as a formal concern, and that soothes the viewer
I've started making with reckless abandon
Picking up whatever cloth is nearest and turning it into a piece.
Creating something that I had NO plan to create even 6 hours before.
Not even 3 hours. Not even 20 minutes.
As spontaneous as is possible in the slow method of sewn art.
journal entry today
My grandmother's name was not in the family bible when we searched for it during our 2013 visit to Finland.
We think that she was born around 1896.
She had three sons:
Martin born 1916
Paul born 1923 (my dad)
Henry born 1929
She wrote letters to Lydia - an older sister born 1885
She wrote letters to Kerttu - Lydia's daughter- probably born 1919
My grandmother's name was Anne
She came to Canada from Finland with my father when he was 5 years old to get married to a widower with 4 children.
'She layers existing histories with new narratives suggested by current events
to create a psychological terrain of pathos, tenderness and unease.
The dualities of love and suffering, danger and protection, life and death and
the human need for understanding are universal themes'