Sewing Box

Sewing Box exterior/interior view
Sewing Box interior

Bookboard, mulberry paper-backed linen, embroidery floss, paper, scissor
5.5"h x 3.5"w x 2.15"d (October 2008)
My maternal grandmother was a renown seamstress, who for a time made her own line of children's clothes from her home in New Haven, Connecticut. From this initial inspiration arose other ideas: associations with mythology, what it means to "carry" a child, and the shifting, sometimes fragile, but ineffaceable bond between mother and child. There, I've said too much...

Embroidery on box interior by Laura Buss, who was taught by her grandmother.