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Grave Thoughts (2021)

Cemeteries are traditionally quiet and calm, a site of peaceful contemplation; however, they also stand as a monument to our increasing disassociation with death and mortality and the process of mourning. Using textiles as a way of connecting to a personal narrative as told within the cemetery burial landscape, Louise Cornell is exploring the personal architecture that embodies life and decays in death as we do. Using free-motion machine stitching, embroidery, melted fabrics, buried fabrics, raw edges and layers of texture within her work, she presents a visual, tactile response to the hard marble and weathered granite gravestones. Cornell hopes to open up conversations around the cemetery burial landscape and how material and fabric is a fundamental part of our being and understanding of that personal narrative that connects us all

Memory (2021)

Memory (2021)

Asleep (2021)

Asleep (2021)

Departed (2021)

Departed (2021)