When we come into contact with other people, especially those who may look or act differently, it can be difficult to peel back the defenses we build and allow the other to see our true selves. This piece represents two people opening up to one another, slowly leaving space to let the other in. The dense stitching and layers of fencing and tulle in the bottom corners symbolizes our natural inclination to guard ourselves from anything new or potentially painful. As the piece moves to the center, however, the stitching becomes less dense leaving room for the other side’s lines to enter and the layers are pulled back showing the soft and vulnerable fabric beneath.
30″ x 20″
Learn more about the piece and how it was made on my blog.