A Delicate Rhythm
assemble and dissemble
reveal and hide
holding, piecing and joining
connecting and slipping away..
My mother was dying. I was stitching.
The two processes connected and layered together:
a delicate rhythm
I continue stitching, interpreting, defining
and the work emerges….
During the making of this work Susi wrote a journal recording thoughts about both the making process and the grieving process. These reflections were then hand-written onto cotton lawn, cut and pieced onto an unfinished Liberty quilt her mother had begun years before. Susi had been stitching the quilt together whilst caring for her dying mother.
The piecing both reveals and hides the text allowing partial glimpsing and connecting with her thoughts.