Brigitte Ho

As We May Think
2012
2 panels: 31 by 34 inches each panel
pigment and mineral vat dyes, block print, embroidery, image transfer on cotton and organza

As We May Think

As We May Think (detail)

 

Parallel World
2012
20 by 20 inches
embroidery, image transfer on cotton, linen, silk

Parallel World

Parallel World (detail)

 

The World Without Us
2012
18 by 20 inches
hand embroidery on linen

The World Without Us

The World Without Us (detail)

 

Artist Statement

By combining images, symbols and text, I seek to address issues of memory, fragmentation and the possibility of multiple realities.

Textiles are a space and a medium for me to understand the world we live in.  Through this space, I try to make sense of the informational noise that surrounds our present day living.

In the process of making, part of the challenge is sifting through these fragments of information and placing them into coherent bits that I can begin to understand.  Oftentimes, the dynamics in the making process lead to a morphing and revealing of a narrative that is different from the original story.

I like the sense of discovery in things that may not be readily apparent.   In my works, the amassing of details contain personal narratives that may not be entirely accessible to the viewer, but may still draw the viewer in for a closer look or to pause and reflect on what he or she is seeing.  Within these intricacies, new worlds open up and unfold a story of their own.

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