A heart so big … (sewing as an act of emotional repair) 2019

The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair” ~Louise Bourgeois

This work explores stitching as healing. Last year I decided to participate in the drawing a day, Inktober challenge. I didn’t mean for it to turn out like this…. but they emerged anyway… a series of  characters and personal motifs shaping themselves into a  kind of personal visual language telling stories of self, psyche, depression, anxiety and … hope.

Reworking each motif through stitching, needle pulling thread… magic begins…Louise Bourgeois once said , “The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair’` ..ain’t that the truth? Needle pulling thread …stitch by stitch….there she is… a heart so big!