Dialogue I

Dialogue I

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Dialogue I

Attribution: Dialogue I, 2019, Lesley Turner

Year: 2019

Materials: Vintage cotton bedsheet, composted doily, cotton thread

Dimensions: 32" h x 32" w

Image Statement: Doilies become soiled, torn, and worn out with use. They are sacrificed to protect our household possessions. This doily became decayed and composted while lying on forest soil. It was then lightly laundered and conserved as if it was a museum artifact and hand-stitched to a soil-stained support cloth. This work speaks to valuing our natural environment just as we care for precious possessions in our homes.