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MFA Thesis Exhibition, Feb. 14th, 2014
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These mirrored scraps and patches combine hand drawings, home video, sewn quilt pieces, and super-eight vines. The video weaves two inter-familial traditions: the first, blanket making (my grandmother made eccentric tapestries, idiosyncratic stitch samplers, and colorful crocheted blankets) and, the second, short films (my father captured between 1968 and 74 using super-eights).
Goodnight Moon, before they lay the tar above your eyelids
Elements of this show are diaristic or imaginings of time and spaces spent below a roof; in each: celebration, joy, dilapidation, and darkness, with wonder and memory built around all blossoms kindled and broken there. They are explorations of the tenderness, which forms below intimate patterns of daily ritual. They are celebrations of human connections, of healing, which through loss, allows for new wholeness, and of laughter with its regenerative songs.