As a child, it was a standard part of my life to spend time with my sister, Mother, and Great Aunts hanging clothes out on the clothesline to dry and returning hours later to retrieve and fold all the laundry. Looking back on that time brings back fond memories of spending time with the women in our family. In my MFA work, I use cotton rope, also called clothesline, to construct body adornment.
Committal Embrace – An interactive bracelet piece that needs to be worn on the inside of the wrist and be embraced like an infant. This piece gives a feeling of the ties to domesticity and a sense of burden, but the sewn rope form invokes a desire to try the piece on.