REPAIR ... A humble act born of necessity, repair at one time was a common sense, commonplace task among the populace. The ever-increasing consumer driven addiction for more, for new, and newer, adequate and fixable goods are simply discarded contributing to our threatened environment.
I dislike the new style of torn jeans. To me it's somehow irreverent to rip fabric intentionally. It speaks of a society of overabundance. I have recently been introduced to the venerable Japanese practice of Boro; re-purposing and stitching worn cloth to prolong the life of a garment. Every scrap of fabric is used.
I use a needle and thread as a representation to investigate mending as an intervention, as metaphor, as a call to action. Not only to restore material things, but as an intention to mend the fractured parts of ourselves, the divisiveness, cruelty and injustices of our ruptured world one stitch at a time.