Following a series of book works, I focused my attention on how understanding occurs through sense. I began to explore how experiences are manifest in the body and recreated over time through memory. My focus was on skin as a permeable membrane between the interior of the body and world ‘outside,’ which is constantly being pulled in through sense and intellect. I crafted gloves and stockings out of nylon and hand-stitched script along them. The words capture moments in time such as ‘I felt you softly slip away.’ Photographic images depict the objects both on my body and in the process of being removed. The removal of the text-based objects signals that fleeting moments exist around us, pass through and are archived in memory, but these instances are fragile, prone to loss through forgetting, and under the constant shift of perception as we navigate through time.
Digital photograph of hand stitched gloved and stockings , one of a series of four, 21 x 17 inches 2007.