Excavation: Soulskin #10
linen blend, thread, dye, pigment / devoré
30" x 47" x 13"
“I embrace the idea of “old but kept” cloth as a metaphorical expression of people’s lives. Clearly cloth can be physical evidence of past experiences, traditions and rituals. The text which is burnt through the surface alludes to a personal account, traditions of storytelling, or proverbs passed down through generations, These are all intangibles which can slip through one’s fingers if they are not somehow preserved, Both skin and cloth are fragile and vulnerable to the elements, and I question what really lasts, or endures through time.” –Susan Lordi Marker