xaverine bates 1 Fabric Knitted from Shredded Photographs

Knitted Shreds, 2012 (detail), Xaverine Bates

Knitted Shreds, 2012 (component), Xaverine Bates

Artist Xaverine Bates reconstructed her personal history by knitting photographs from her life into a piece of fabric in an introspective work called “Knitting the Shreds.”

I decided to shed my baggage & shred every photo that I’d carried around since I was 20 years old. A physical form of therapy. Then staple the shreds to make threads. Then use the traditionally feminine craft my mother taught me to knit the threads to make another version of history.

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Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

http://www.andrewsalomone.com


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