Projects > Family Wreath

A looped scroll of selections of my great-grandmother Mingle's poetry. People are encouraged to place hands in the provided dirt and pull the scroll to read.

The baby girl referred to in the repeated poem "My Baby" is about her daughter Marjorie. As an adult, Marjorie abused her daughter (my mother) Ann. The twisting together of trauma and love, cliché and wisdom, are stained morphs: lowercase letters becoming their uppercase versions.

Family Wreath
Muslin, ground medium, ink, dowels, shelf, paper, dirt
2017