Pretty in Pink: An Exploration of Craft as a Tactile Guide Through the Grieving Process
When: May 19 - 30, 2017 ****Exhibition has been extended thru Mid July****
Where: S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
All events are free and open to the public
"The purpose of this research [and subsequent series of prints] is to help bring understanding, to the artist and the viewer, of what it might be like to experience the trauma of losing a child. While experiences vary from person to person it is not uncommon for many to feel immense and overwhelming feelings of guilt, fear, anger, and anxiety as well as resentment towards other family members.
In this series, photorealistic prints depicting infant mortality are combined with soft fabrics and traditional quilt patterns to create works that encompass the pain of loss as well as the love and care that remains after the child is gone. By combining symbolically loaded imagery with warm fabrics, these quilts work to represent the tension many families face to build and maintain strong relationships among themselves as well as with other loved ones.
Ultimately any experience shared with this body of work won’t compare to the reality of losing someone so close, however it may shed some light on the trauma that many families struggle with daily."