home essentials

Home Essentials, 2009-10

Mixed Media

 

The series,Home Essentials, composed of disposable, domestic products are hand embroidered, emphasizing not only the mass-produced printed quilting or cross-stitched pattern, but also echoing the cultural traditions in domestic craft. Both symbolize the feminine care and love associated with domestic goods, acting as the junction of function and aesthetic. 

This intersection causes pause when identifying the division of disposable products, reminiscent of the hand-made, from a valued object and redefining how we categorize these items.

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