Mending Topologies

For this series, I took the compositions created after I mended clothes and applied them to canvas panels of my scale. Lined up with where the mends would fall on the body, the patches map how we wear our clothing, while the colors derive from the thread used from initial repair. Installed suspended in space to embody a human presence, these maps showcase the front and back of the embroidery, indicating the “put together” and “falling apart” aspects of the human condition.

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