Monday, January 21, 2013
Inscribed Girls & Some Thoughts on the Past
Inscribed girls is about girls inscribed by - what? the past? sacred scars? truth? or are those lines across their bodies lace or the shadows of lace? perhaps they grew, like vines or encroaching moss or lichen. How you see it depends of what you bring to the page as the viewer.
11 x 14"
Pen & ink
Available on Etsy.
So, speaking of the past... I was just thinking of the whole concept of "reuse" and "upcycled" etc. -- those hipster terms. But it's what our grandmothers and great grandmothers just called "using" or "being practical." of course they reused fabric - be it remaking dresses or using feed sacks for curtains. They reused jars and containers. They redid dresses to follow trends. They shared and loved and passed on outgrown toys and clothing. they shared and passed around books and recipes. They did not even know they were being cool. They were just being practical. I guess it's great that people are thinking about stuff like that again - but what would they think about the term "upcycled"?
I kind of think they would find it silly.