For Seeing Shadow, I traced my body and created a pattern that I then knitted in jute. Like Peter Pan who lost his shadow and had to have it sewn back on, I suffer from a reluctance to grow up. Knitting my own shadow was a way of honoring myself as a child.
Recently, I have been working with imagery based on my childhood memories. Thinking about my past has helped me rediscover knitting, which is something I learned from my grandmother as a child.
I covered my jute shadow in eyes to emphasize that my body is a source of knowledge. It is one thing to know something with your mind, but a very different thing to know something with your body--your whole self.
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