Map to an Unknown Location (detail)

Map to an Unknown Location (detail)

Artist: Michele Pollock

Title: Map to an Unknown Location (detail)

Attribution: Map to an Unknown Location, 2022, Michele Heather Pollock

Year: 2022

Materials: Found metal, eco-dyed leftover papers, waxed linen, cotton embroidery thread, paper straws

Dimensions: 11" x 9"

Image Statement: While dealing with a Sclerodema diagnosis, which made my old ways of making impossible, I've been hand quilting, burning & embroidering paper that I eco-dye with local leaves. The intuitive quilts are fragile skins, maps to unknown places, the shapes of cells under the microscope. I combine these small quilts with metal objects rescued from the scrapyard, which are bent, broken, rusted and no longer able to perform their original uses.