Monday, April 20, 2020

Visible Mending: Teacup


This is what I have been doing in the midst of a pandemic and earthquakes. This piece celebrates the heroes of this time; the healers, sewers, caretakers, and makers that are getting it done amidst the bluster and blowhards. Surprisingly it is not the warriors, soldiers and industry leaders that are important now. The traditionally feminine activities are what is keeping this world together.

I hope people can see healing and mending as an act that will leave scars and is not perfect, but that is ok. There is beauty in the mending and if you are different than when you started, then you have become a wholly different person that may not function in the same way but can still give wonder and joy to the world. 

This artwork was also highlighted in the Tribune article on Sunday looking at 21 Utah artists who are making art during the pandemic. You can see it here. I will be making more in this theme over the next month or I will try to post them here as well.



2 comments:

  1. Hi Virginia, is this art available for sale? I am a public health worker, totally cobbling together a system while the press rages back and forth, and the blowhards do their thing, working stitch by stitch (also a knitter) and this touches me so much.

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    1. Hello, Thank you for doing all the hard work these days! We all appreciate it. This piece is available for sale. It comes just like you see with the needle cup and yarn mending. I am selling it for $100. If you are interested, email me at vcatherall@gmail.com and we can talk about details. Thank you for your interest!

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