mixed yarns, wooden knitting needles
I started this knit tapestry when my mom was fighting ovarian cancer. I collected yarn from friends and family with the plan that the tapestry would serve as a wrap, surrounding her body with tangible, healing with love. I intended to create a body-sized landscape of a prairie, reflecting an ecological understanding of the body where cancer is an invasive species that we can weed to rebuild a natural habitat.
In reality, my mother passed shortly after I started this piece, halting my work and questioning what purpose this piece could serve. I’ve decided to show the piece as it is: incomplete.
The original piece was supposed to be mostly sky and grasses. As it lives now it is soil and roots; dust to dust.