I’m deep into a rather unresolved process of putting text on textile, in this case clothes. I started off with seven pieces, and a working title something like “Synesthesia: 7 Days a Week.” I was looking at unfinished embroidery, and either adding stitches or words. Three of the pieces were garments, and they seem to have become their own set.
Actually, they are a kind of a family. The “mother” is a pink nightie I bought second hand.
I had the embroidery put on professionally, and although the embroiderer was terrific the old material was so worn it tore. We decided to leave that tear in, because it reflected the text, with its warning against assault or even rape.
I said, more
get in a car
smell of milk
grass dunes the sea
SO–here is the question. What should I do with these?
Make a clothesline?
Leave as is?
Create additional but self-contained pieces?
AND–where should they go?
Gallery? (Such as?)
Textile Bomb? (How? Where?)
All advice appreciated.