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MANIPULATION: THE LANGUAGE OF GLOVES

Gloves are tactile shadows of our hands. They are impregnated with history, worn for rituals and special occasions marking milestones in human existence. Donned for ceremonies as divergent as marriages, funerals, baptisms, proms and often worn but once, then relegated to a dresser drawer as a keepsake. Gloves are a second skin, a protection, an armor of politeness, which carry their own code of etiquette that has shifted over the ages. Linen gloves were even found as far back as the time of Tutankhamen in Egypt. My work with gloves is my fascination with the language of gloves and how it connects us to our past and when multiples of gloves are sewn together it creates a human memory network like a tactile web.

« GLOVE FLIRTATION CODE »

« GLOVE FLIRTATION CODE » Collection of black and white antique gloves, fabric, and metal bar. Each individual suspension :  240 x 210 x 80cm   2009

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Detail: « GLOVE FLIRTATION CODE »

 

 

 

"TINY HANDS, TINY STITCHES"

“TINY HANDS, TINY STITCHES” Random Children’s mittens stolen from schools, candy hidden in mittens, sewn to wooden support.   330 cm x 300cm    2013

 

 

 

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"MANDALA"

“MANDALA  for LaShelle Collier”:  MISSING Dec. 6, 2013 from Spokane, Washington”   Knitted mitten mandala 155 cm diameter    2008

 

"MANDALA for Molly Miller"

“MANDALA for Molly Miller” MISSING  from Wilson, OK” Knitted mitten mandala 165 cm diameter 2008

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Detail:  « MANDALA for Page Moore"

Detail:  « MANDALA for Page Moore” MISSING  from Broken Arrow, OK »

« MANDALA for Ashley Lewin"

« MANDALA for Ashley Lewin:  MISSING from Littlerock, CA » Knitted mitten mandala   310 cm diameter    2008

 

 

« HANDS-OFF »

« HANDS-OFF » Antique black gloves, shotgun shell pouches, burned and torn pages from books and letters, lace, acrylics, tar paper, thread, gold-leaf on canvas 100 x 100 cm    2012

 

"HANDS-ON"

“HANDS-ON” Antique white gloves, shotgun shell pouches, torn pages from books and letters, lace, acrylics, thread, silver-leaf on canvas  100 cm x 100cm     2012

 

"BLACK GLOVES"

“BLACK GLOVES” Oil on Canvas   100 cm x 80 cm    2012

 

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"WHITE SHADOWS" Lapis drawing on paper   103 cm x 73 cm    2013

“WHITE SHADOWS” Lapis drawing on paper   103 cm x 73 cm    2013

glove14 (1)“GLOVES” Lapis on paper   64 cm x 50 cm    2013