My Body My Choice

My Body My Choice

Artist: Darlyn Susan Yee

Title: My Body My Choice

Attribution: My Body My Choice, 2020, Darlyn Susan Yee

Year: 2020

Materials: Knitted Crocheted and Stitched Acrylic on Steel

Dimensions: 84 in h x 120 in w x 1 in d

Image Statement: These unprecedented times of pandemic, political, social, economic and environmental crises are testing my patience. While others have taken to peaceful protest and social action, I choose to make my voice heard and express my feelings, opinions and core values through art. I have created the outsized sweaters to convey home, warmth and comfort. And I have chosen the very deliberate acts of knitting, crocheting and stitching to deliver the unsettled themes of our times and to underscore the timelessness of their sentiments. These slogans heard in the past year have now become a part of the fabric of my life.