Women & Soldiers are Anonymous 6: WEAVING SKILLS
This is an ongoing series started in 2009 utilizing historic photographs of unidentified women and soldiers. Each face symbolizes a lifetime forgotten. The compositions contemplate their identity and lost context. This composition features a Victorian-era Cabinet Card portrait (c. 1890) I hand-embroidered. "Weaving Skills" alludes to spiders' ability to create webs, the Victorian obsession with embroidery, and women as the symbolic keepers of social and familial ties. Materials also include metal rivets, upholstery fabric and wood.
8.25" x 6.25" x 1"