Holding: A Work in Progress

An on-going project exploring themes of holding. I am working with stitch techniques used to repair the body - particularly the stitches used for repairing perineal tears after childbirth - ‘fixing’ broken vessels, or objects whose role is to hold things. This is a dialogue on the imperfection of holding, and how in lived experience holding is often a 'work in progress', our attempt to get it right.

I work with accidental breakages; cups, bowls, plates that have been transformed by damage.