Artist: Sarah Blanchette
Title: my mirror lives again every night so I keep it
Attribution: my mirror lives again every night so I keep it, 2022, Sarah C. Blanchette
Materials: Digital thermal print scans printed on velvet, cotton thread, vinyl, batting. Handsewn.
Dimensions: 56.5” x 38” x 2”
Image Statement: Title Origin: Taken from a recording I made with my paternal grandmother, Carol, 4 days before her passing. She was nearing incoherency and spoke of her time in school as a little girl. Image Origins: Cellphone photos of the orchid I gifted my paternal grandmother, Carol, during hospice; the last pop cans in her fridge before we sold her condo after she passed; her clothing; a sweet duck that made specific eye contact with me during a trip in her honor; my hand that held hers when she took her last breath.