suture dolls/ family tree 

From 2009 to 2012, I invited friends (and their friends) on Saturdays for my Needlepoint sessions; a cross cultural social gatherings and pastime.We used simple, but powerful tools – beads, throw and needles, both sexes and all ages were encouraged to participate, on weekly/bi weekly basis. After the sessions finished, I then found hints from the existing marks and elaborated on the dolls with finishing stitchings and additions.

 

The Dolls were an ongoing socially-engaged probing of the delicacy created with their own time and space, which could be read like manuscripts or maps. They represent human communities, with a simple, rigid structure changed by various hands. I’m interested in this form of social gatherings and the role that they play in a society thats dominated by digital social medias, and the questions it raises about tradition, heritage, authenticity and collective ownership...

Suture dolls are now part of Family Tree (2016/17), which tapping into supernatural, ethos, explore the Ancestry and family ties.

Family Tree B, Mixed Media, 147x90x82cm
Family Tree B, Mixed Media, 147x90x82cm

Family Tree A, Mixed Media, 147x90x82 20
Family Tree A, Mixed Media, 147x90x82 20

Family Tree B, Mixed Media, 147x90x82cm
Family Tree B, Mixed Media, 147x90x82cm

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