Please note that due to the subject matter of this project (death/grief) some of the images on this blog might be disturbing.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Project in More detail

In 2010 I am undertaking a research project as part of my Vis Arts Post grad study focusing on bereavement and grief with particular emphasis on the importance of certain objects post death.
When a loved one dies their personal belongings often take on a new or different meaning.
As you mourn the person you've lost, their possessions can remain as a tangible connection to the past.

In my case this was the hankerchief. It was something my father always carried on him, neatly pressed in his pocket. It didn't hold much significance to me until after his sudden death late last year when I suddenly became obsessed with collecting them.

As a part of my research into the universal emotion of death/bereavement I am asking interested people to take part in a collaborative project whereby an artwork is created using the humble hankie. Using the hankie as a canvas it can be drawn on, stitched, painted, folded, whatever and would respond in some way to your own personal experience of grief/bereavement. I would need to have the completed hankies back by easter.

All hankies that I receive back will form part of a collaborative installation which will be exhibited at the end of the project.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for doing this project, and keep us posted on your conclusions.