Shirt Mending

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A major part of my daily rutines’re not about new and interesting art projects rather about keeping up with a natural decline – of body and soul as well as more earthly possessions and belongings.

In this case one my favorite shirts’re almost falling apart. Still I don’t really feel like throwing it out so it has by and by turned out to be a kind of slow-stitching project, where I try to keep up the worn parts with patches and joints. Recently even simple embroidery is blending in. It’s a small thing to do – but the process of “drawing” with a needle and thread actually gives a great deal of  pleasure. And the result is pretty satisfying: my shirt’s still ready for use – adds to the efforts a strong sense of meaning.

I do enjoy the noble art of mending and keeping it all together.

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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