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Fiber wall hanging, ball of fiber hanging from ceramic breast


2021 13" x 10" Cotton, Cord, Porcelain, Velvet, Wool, Lace These pieces embody this tension with my physical stretch marks and scars. Starting with photographs, I molded clay in the shape of my smooth skin and filled the gaps left by stretch marks with fiber that mimics their texture. On the back of the piece is a hand stitched affirmation chosen through in EMDR therapy: “I can work on accepting myself." Repeating these words and stitching them into my art has been a step in my journey of self acceptance.