The Weight of Water II

Another interpretation of the slings used by migrants crossing the border to carry water.  This version incorporates found used clothing and a deconstructed American flag, layered with printed silk organza and hand stitching.  Includes one carpet shoe found at the border.  Printed text is from newspaper headlines about the Trump administration’s detention centers.

Techniques: hand- embroidery, hand-applique, printing, machine stitch.

 

Weight of Water II, detail

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