Stones in Her Pockets

Stones in Her Pockets

My work has always explored natural materials to evoke emotion while investigating environmental action, feminism, labour, memory, and themes of social justice. I have gathered stones and wrapped them in strip straw like bandages to store memories of landscapes now changed. I connect this work with Virginia Woolf’s expression “stones in my pockets” ... Woolf, who loaded stones into her pockets, walked into a river and drowned. A prophetic metaphor linking art, nature and humanity as water levels rise, and we drown under the weight of human actions.

WHAT

Hand Sewn Strip Straw, Collected Rocks and Stones

WHERE

Begun while Artist in Residence with the Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC.

WHEN

Ongoing - begun 2019 

artist | designer | maker

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