Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

Artist: Amy Usdin

Title: Thoughts and Prayers

Attribution: Thoughts and Prayers, 2023, Amy Usdin

Year: 2023

Materials: banana, cotton, hemp, nettle, and sisal on vintage rope horse fly nets

Dimensions: 50 x 26 x 18 inches

Image Statement: This shroud is built on two worn horse fly nets whose loose peripheral fringes used to swish side-to-side to shoo away biting insects. When woven back into the body of the net, the fringe becomes incapable of providing such comfort. Much like thoughts and prayers over meaningless action.