Vintage slip, gouache and thread. 12"x18". 2011-2013. available
For this piece, it took me about two years to hand stitch "to.belong.to" around the edging of this vintage slip. I wanted the words to have a dual meaning, dependent on which word to viewer reads first, so it can either be read as "to belong" or "belong to." I believe this captures how many women feel about being in a relationship or married in our current society, in that in order to belong, we must first belong to someone, and the desire and repulsion that comes with that..