34in x 34in, 96in at longest point
Bamboo/cotton yarn, flax roving, bamboo rayon roving, synthetic dyes
Shroud reflects the turmoil and resistance we face when healing from loss and grief. Created in honor of a previous student who took her own life, Shroud traces my healing process. Reflecting upon the connections between decomposition, decay, grief, and healing, Shroud consists of loose and tight weaving, different widths of yarn and holes interspersed in the tapestry.
At the bottom of the piece, there is a looseness and the dullness to the color of the fibers but as the eye progress upwards, the weaving becomes tighter and fuller—there are fewer holes and the color is increasing in vibrancy. There is a progression between something that is dead and stagnant and something that is becoming increasingly more alive—is changing. This reflects and traces healing processes.