Fond Memories of Good Company

Fond Memories of Good Company

Artist: Merill Comeau

Title: Fond Memories of Good Company

Attribution: Fond Memories of Good Company, 2023, Merill Comeau

Year: 2023

Materials: repurposed domestic textiles, thread, ink

Dimensions: 102h x 78w

Image Statement: Snippets of textiles saved from my dining room and kitchen evidence an active life of cooking and eating with others. My kitchen implements and tableware are rendered in embroidered outlines and surrounded by thread tick marks calling attention to the frequency of their use and memories of past shared meals. Large stenciled patterns inspired by handed-down china reference the traditionally female art of china painting — an accepted female employable skill during a historical period of limited for women's enfranchisement.