As I wandered around the Chrysler Museum of Art, I found myself constantly drawn to the cracks formed by age in the museum’s oil paintings. Occasionally these oil paintings need to be restored in order to preserve their structural integrity and beauty. The care and reverence with which these canvases are mended reminds me of the care with which a mother may repair her child’s precious blanket after many weeks of wear. Each patch is accompanied by a very specific story, recorded in the fabric as an enduring timeline. I combined these elements of care and age with renaissance color in order to create a gestural representation of the repair process.

Mending 2015, 1"x 20"x 18"- Paté de Vérre Glass, Waxed Thread, Clothespins