The third in the three part Boundaries series, inspired by a collaborative project I did with artist Linda Rae Coughlin. As two women in our 60’s, Linda Rae and I had been journaling and discussing our experiences of having fewer boundaries at this life stage. How the sensation of this is expansive, unconstrained and somewhat unmooring. As the pandemic developed it became clear that while the virus knows no boundaries, we were setting up boundaries of protection around ourselves, our households and communities. All of these sensations influenced the design – the pandemic forced us to ‘re-imagine’ this stage in our lives, and hence the porous and non-continuous outlines throughout the piece. This Boundaries series is a continued exploration of this theme. Rug hooking on linen in a painted (flat black) cradle frame. 12″ x 12″, $250
This piece will be part of an exhibit from February 26 to March 20 at the Ice House Gallery in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. If you’re in the area, I hope you can stop in to see it in real life!