Let it Be (detail)

Let it Be (detail)

Artist: Loretta Faveri

Title: Let it Be (detail)

Attribution: Let it Be (detail)

Year: 2021

Materials: pages from my 1994 journal, ink, beeswax, thread, grommets

Dimensions: 64" x 47" x 4"

Image Statement: In 1994, I was abusing alcohol and spending too much time with unavailable men. Much of my daily angst was documented in my journal and years later, when I reread my words, I realized how much shame had consumed me. I removed the pages, applied ink and wax, cut the pages and then stitched them back together, not as they were but as something new. The process was healing, and allowed me to release the shame I felt and simply let the past be.