Our Thread
       
     
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Ann Amelia Nicolau
       
     
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Félicité Elisabeth
       
     
Josephine Elizabeth
       
     
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Georgiana Melton
       
     
Doris Jeannette
       
     
Andrea Michelle
       
     
Caroline Jeanette
       
     
Caroline Jeanette (detail)
       
     
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Our Thread
       
     
Our Thread

I researched the lives of women in my family, tracing the history of eight generations following my grandmother’s documentation and developing my own research approach. The lives of these women have been unexplored by those who tell the story of this family, as they focus on the male line and their contributions. Presenting only the women’s history counters how historians and museums are representing this family, and that of women through history.

Each garment is hand stitched as a way to slowly build a relationship with each woman’s life, allowing for my mind to wonder about their individual story. The fabric that touches their skin is made from my own bedsheets and pillowcases, material that I have intimately touched; and a piece of my own hair is stitched into each garment so that I may give part of my body to each one of them. The garments are presented as relics of these women, considering what is left of their history and how to represent those we have lost but whose story is still valuable.

Unknown
       
     
Unknown
Ann Amelia Nicolau
       
     
Ann Amelia Nicolau
Ann Amelia Nicolau (Detail)
       
     
Ann Amelia Nicolau (Detail)
Félicité Elisabeth
       
     
Félicité Elisabeth
Josephine Elizabeth
       
     
Josephine Elizabeth
Josephine Elizabeth (detail)
       
     
Josephine Elizabeth (detail)
Georgiana Melton
       
     
Georgiana Melton
Doris Jeannette
       
     
Doris Jeannette
Andrea Michelle
       
     
Andrea Michelle
Caroline Jeanette
       
     
Caroline Jeanette
Caroline Jeanette (detail)
       
     
Caroline Jeanette (detail)
When Does Love Begin (1).jpg
       
     
When Does Love End (2).JPG
       
     
IMG_0722.jpg
       
     
IMG_0720.jpg
       
     
IMG_0717.jpg
       
     
Unanswered Questions.jpg