vellum, thread, canvas, metal grommets39” x 49” x 2”
authentic steamship tickets circa 1900 printed on vellum and tea-aged, hand-sewn together, inspired by story of my grandmother who grabbed a ticket intended for someone else and ran off to America at age 17
found linen, archival pigment ink, wire, thread48" x 60" x 4"
A notched collar and a sleeve have been added to a bed linen manufacturer's sample found with multiple seams, holes, and numbered panel. This piece has also been embellished with a variety of dressmaking symbols, pattern parts and hieroglyphics to reference the symbolic language of sewing