Chaos / Control

 

In this body of work, I utilize visual pattern as a way to think about memory, psychological inheritance, and unconscious behavioral patterns.
 
The embroidered spaces within each image represent the enactment and repetition—in romantic encounters and relationships--of behaviors and patterns that are familial in origin.  The patterns used are traditional ones—many of which have been in use since the mid-16th century.  As such, they are suggestive of family heirlooms, passed down through generations and heavy with emotional momentum that can be difficult to disavow.  

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