Uprising: Gathering of the Grandmothers
Installation: encaustic, eco and ice dyed silk, red clay and thread
'Uprising: Gathering of the Grandmothers' Exhibited with Open Book Art Collective at Langley Centennial Museum and Exhibition Centre from Jan-March 2019.
This piece is an exploration of maternal intergenerational trauma and healing and the ways in which we weave a combination of both into the next generation through our bodies. Red thread has been embroidred into braille like codes through layers of eco-dyed silk and wax. These threads then make their way through five generations of 'grandmothers' who weave their threads into the final destination, a plaster cast of the artists body covered in eco-dyed silk and wax. Finally the threads pass through a clay flower at the center of the body, the umbellical passageway, where they rise up up up up up up and away.