I just entered Artprize! With my good friend rosie rancones I wasn’t planing to be apart of it this year but when I got the idea for patchwork and I HAD to do it! Patch Work is a multi media installation that explores why we mend and patch clothes. Kids my age are sewing patches all over their clothes… why?
it should be treated like an art form or at the very least a craft worthy of recognition. Rosie R. and I will be borrowing patched and mended clothes from friends and displaying them with mending tools new and old (dental floss new) (darning egg old) we will also be making a zine that will be accompanying the installation.WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do you have examples of mended and patched clothing pants, shoes, darned socks, hats, coats shirts, anything that you could lend us to use in our project? Artprize runs September 21 – October 9, 2011 but we would need them a week or two before that. We would also like a brief statement about the item, why did you patch it? how did you tear it? what materials did you use? what does mending mean to you?
If you have something we could borrow or any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org