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A Quiet Life After the War

Thread, glass, mirror, wood. 32”x44”x36”.  2011.

 

Dozens of colorful spools of thread rest on a mirror-topped pedestal in individually sealed, handmade glass cases. Through careful display these quotidian objects have become celebrated and rarefied artifacts.  The spools (which I found while cleaning out my grandfather’s apartment after his death) invite the viewer to reflect upon the elusive connections between family and memory, labor and loss.