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My work explores the passage of time and lingering memory of the present. Photographs of statues, frozen in stone, from museums, historic sites, and cemeteries, and cloth-draped buildings under construction, become metaphors for existence and memory, intimate reminders of the past. Sculptures that stand as guardians of human history, detailed images of cloth and figurative elements, are incorporated into my quilts, imbuing the statue with mysterious significance. The intersection of domestic ritual and contemporary technology intrigues me and I use repurposed flour-sack cloth dishtowels, printing the images onto the fabric with a wide format inkjet printer. Detailed sections are collaged and stitched onto the cloth, referencing earlier domestic practices of mending and repair, reuse and repurposing. The repetitive hand quilting creates shadows and textures, alluding to the marking of time. Each piece quietly takes its own shape as the threads are gently drawn and pulled through the cloth.