Women, Home and the Revolution of Memory

Opening in South Bend

Opening in South Bend

This is an exciting opportunity to exhibit with twenty other women artists. Three of my works from the Dozen White Shirts series will be on display. Many thanks to Rita Koehler for her interest in my work and for curating this exhibit.

Sorted , detail

Sorted, detail

March is predicted to bring more arctic temperatures, blasting wind and generally un-spring-like weather. I am using this housebound time to stitch three new pieces about things lost and found, memories of people lost and found too. I had a nice opportunity to give a talk to a local organization about my work last week, and that always helps me clarify ideas that are important to me, and gives me a chance to tell some of the narratives that have informed the works I make.

People are always giving me things, and I hit the jackpot when my friend Anna bagged up four very old quilts for me to use as I pleased…I am very much pleased to find ways to use these tattered and well-worn quilts. Thanks Anna.

I have another piece, Standing Amazed: Shape Garden 1, showing in Focus: Fiber 2019, at the Kent State University Museum in Ohio. This exhibit runs from March 1- July 28.

More books:

Here are some more titles from my winter binge reading:

The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner; Etta and Otto and Raymond and James, by Emma Hooper; Shell Game, by Sara Paretsky; and the Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose (This is an interesting book based on The Artist is Present, the MOMA performance by Marina Abramovic).