true lies

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this work is concerned with my everyday belief systems, and how they are influenced by my childhood memories and the landscape of home. it is concerned with the notion that our perceptions of these happenings -- the stories we tell ourselves -- make us what we are. but memory and story are unreliable, and stains of the past are hard to wash out.
'what is it that I have to tell myself again and again? that there is always a new beginning and a different end. I can change the story. I am the story.' jeannette winterson.

silk, stained, printed, ripped up and stitched back together.


true lies
northart gallery auckland.

cloth and stitch