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Sacred Cloths

2017, Photographer: James Prinz

 
 

SACRED CLOTHS

Digitally documenting the women in my life working, cooking, cleaning, gossiping, and celebrating in domestic spaces. I proceeded to take those archived images and transform them into a pattern (on Photoshop) that is woven on the jacquard loom. Once the cloth is removed from the loom it is arranged and sewn into a sacred cloth. The cloths are performed on the body in relation to the sound of me weaving. Symbolizing courage, power, pain, strength, and love taken from the relationships built between me and the women in my life. Sacred meaning a space or moment in time shared intimately and lovingly between the body and cloth.

Sacred Cloths is an installation made up of three cloths that are woven, sewn, neatly folded, and rests on a gold-leaf pedestal. 

 
 
 

Sacred Cloth I (cloth folded) 11" X 26" (pedestal) 13" X 36" X 14," 2017, cotton, gold-leaf, & wood

 
 
 

Sacred Cloth II (cloth folded) 12" X 8" (pedestal) 14" X 18" 14," 2017, cotton, gold-leaf, & wood

 
 
 

Sacred Cloth III (cloth folded) 6 1/2" X 26" (pedestal) 13" X 36" X 14," 2017, cotton, gold-leaf, & wood