15″ x 17″ x 6″
Paper, waxed linen thread, silk and cotton thread, raffia, pages from an old book, cinnamon stick, dowels, and wire. Hand stitching, machine sewing, crochet.

Germination is a work about fertilization and reproduction. It was created after going through a hysterectomy, a surgery that inevitably brought up strong and complicated feelings. On one hand I was reassured about the definite impossibility of creating new life, and on the other, it reminded me of how blessed I was before to have been able to reproduce.

In the collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center

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