Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How to blend in

I wore this dress during my artist residency in March. I considered wearing it every day but later decided that it wasn't comfortable enough, and I wasn't that committed to the performance part of the art project. I designed the dress to be plain so that I could blend into the landscape. The belt is hand embroidered with a quilt block shape has appeared intermittently in my work for the last five years. It references my Great Grandmother, the woman who taught me to sew and whose footsteps I followed to Israel and Palestine. The buttons are souvenirs carved from olive wood that she purchased forty years ago.

Below are screenshots from the video I'm editing: the Dead Sea, Masada and a farm outside of Bethlehem.