My delicate sculptures are sewn and constructed entirely by hand, using heirlooms, preserved animal parts, domestic tools, and sacred objects. My work honors the high art of domestic skills and is a reflection of femininity. Each sculpture in my series A Stitch in Time Saves Nine is a totem of a specific woman who helped to forge my identity.
As a child, I was steeped in Mormon culture and taught by elders who strongly defined and enforced gender roles and responsibilities. These sisters emphasized domestic skills and traditions to ensure my proper education. While under the sisters’ tutelage, I discovered the sacredness of personal objects and how they truly reflect our identity as women.
I have always been bewitched by what is kept and saved, and by objects that are perceived to have little to no value. I am attuned especially to objects and tools that women have owned or own, such as material remnants, and the everyday mementos that someone saves—sentimental objects, trifles, trinkets, and sundries.
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