My artwork questions the political structures that systematically oppress women, the social amnesia of women’s history, and the role of women as dictated by familial structures. I explore the necessity of talking to older women to understand women’s progress, and the deterioration of history that comes with lost memory. I address women’s history through my process by using historically female crafts (like quilting) to create a variety of domestic objects. In “Back in Kansas,” a quilt patched out of monoprints on fabric, I explore my grandmother’s life with Alzheimer’s by piecing together symbols of her memories and parts of stories she shared with me. The images of the objects I make are created by combining different forms of printmaking. My process allows me to create familiar visual cues that interact in confusing environments, giving reference to my grandmother’s deteriorating memory, as well as the history that is lost when we lose an older generation of women.
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