2.5 x 7 x 2.75”
Pen box, rings, satin, embroidery thread
Interior stitching and coffin flowers are handcrafted.
2.5 x 7 x 9"
Pen box, cassette tape, satin, ribbon, paper
2.5 x 7 x 2.75"
Pen box, leather, satin, ribbon, paper
$2000 for set of three
While in the process of dissolving my 22-year marriage, I began uncovering and letting go of old patterns and beliefs about being in relationships. I had been operating out of the paradigm that marriage is a transactional agreement and that I had to earn love, instead of it being gifted freely and generously.
We can think we are solely responsible for the success of our relationship, and if it isn't working, we need to try harder or do more, or somehow twist ourself into a different shape. Eventually, we are so twisted and tangled that we no longer recognize ourselves. Eating Lies, Deep Grooves and Contorted were created during this process.
While creating these coffins I thought about how these patterns came to be, what it would take to unknot the fear and stop contorting myself to please others, and what it looks like when a healthier pattern is in place. Creating this artwork was about laying these patterns to rest and provided a sense of completion that was integral to the process of saying goodbye to this marriage and shifting the unhealthy relational patterns that had been in place for so long.