Portfolio

Pages of E.F.

Pages of E.F.

clothing, material, embroidery floss

2013

Before meeting E.F., I asked her to bring clothes she thought were characteristic of herself. When we met, I asked her to tell me her associative thoughts to each piece. Her stories developed, some were very personal and had to do with her youth, strength and freedom before her illness. In others you could tell the struggle that she was constantly going through in everyday life. I was very touched to be let in on her personal experiences. The clothes gave us a point to connect. Later, while embroidering the pages, her stories kept coming back. They became tactile.