STAY IN TOUCH (2017)

In this body of work, I use processes of weaving, knitting, crochet, embroidery and photography to touch the past and to feel reciprocally touched by it. I explore the ability of touch to imaginatively transport a person to another time or place. By embroidering images from my collection of family photographs I emphasize the tactile and ephemeral nature of memory and the photographic object. In working with family history and personal memory I am considering the gradual disappearance of my own history. Through repetitious acts of making, I engage with remembered gestures and body memory. Drawing from personal experiences, this work focuses on mnemonic storytelling to reimagine memories of touching and feeling objects and spaces.