Current Work > Work as Prayer / Prayer as Work

They live under the kitchen sink or in the basement amongst the paint and shoe polish. Once worn with pride, or used to clean or cover our tender bodies, these rags reveal the strain of routine and labour. Cloths that once covered or were used in domestic maintenance, now reveal the beauty that hides underneath dirt and grime. Likewise, our scars and our body’s worn out places speak to the weight of hopes, grief, labour, love and loss. Our intentions, our prayers, are woven throughout our days; the work of life and love that we attend to.

Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #1
Dish rag, thread
26cm x 28cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #2
Rag, thread
28cm x 28cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #3
Dish towel, thread
61cm x 39cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #4
Cloth, handspun wool, thread
22cm x 19cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #4 (detail)
Cloth, handspun wool, thread
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #4 (detail)
Cloth, handspun wool, thread
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #5
Dish towel, thread
64cm x 36cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #6
Rag, thread
31cm x 43cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #7
Paint rag, thread
25cm x 31cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #8
Dish rag, thread
23cm x 27cm
2016
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #9
Rag, paint stains, thread
46cm x 42cm
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #9 (detail)
Rag, paint stains, thread
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #9 (detail)
Rag, paint stains, thread
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #10
Towel, thread
73cm x 40cm
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #11
Towel, paint stains, thread
60cm x 40cm
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #11 (detail)
Towel, paint stains, thread
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #11 (detail)
Towel, paint stains, thread
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #12
Dish cloth, thread
26cm x 28cm
2017
Work as Prayer, Prayer as Work #13
Stained rag, thread
59cm x 42cm
2017