Stitched by: Paola Gemma Niscioli

Pattern designed by: Anonymous + Paola Niscioli

Utterances are generally, but not always, bounded by silence.
An utterance requires “finalisation” or completeness in order to invite response.

These words cut me deeply.
I wanted to create a piece that linked the generations.
The doily with its beautiful embroidery and lacework around the edge was sourced from an op-shop. For $2.
That (assume) woman’s beautiful work, once discarded, is given new life. Further connection is layered by immortalising this moment from our recent history in thread, with the speaker purposely cast in beige. My response.

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