Nuit Blanche Toronto

October 5, 2019 - Sunset to Sunrise

Self Portrait - Pieces of Me

With a dress as my canvas, using traditional needlework, textile manipulation and crafting techniques, I have built a self portrait- a deconstruction of myself, piece by piece.


Needlework and fabric manipulation can reach beyond the solely practical/craft realm and tell stories, evoke emotions and thought. This is my homage to embroiderers and textile artists of yore.

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Self Portrait - Pieces of Me
Audience Participation

As a companion piece to the embroidered dress installation, visitors were invited describe what the individual embroidered hoops meant to them- what they saw. Or to draw 'pieces of themselves'. These were then attached to a blank hoop dress. The resultant dress was creative, thoughtful and insightful.

 
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