Kathleen O'Grady, Saskatoon
In the process of producing garments, numerous scraps of fabric end up on the studio floor. These scraps are often seen as worthless and discarded. Irregular and seemingly unimportant, these offcuts are beautiful in their own right. In this exhibit, scraps have been given new life as they are transformed from scratch into a new garment. The piece represents those who must create a new life from scratch after being forced to leave their homeland and settle in a new land; sometimes waiting for years in confinement before departing. Others have lived on the land for generations and have been forced to leave, ending up surrounded and contained by fences. The barbed wire motif and chain stitching symbolize the obstacles, physical and emotional, they must overcome. The shimmering lining represents the unique and resilient spirit within each individual.
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Materials: 100% linen with 100% silk taffeta lining
Dimensions: Medium: Garment length = 35 inches or 89 cm (from shoulder/neck point)