Bouncing Exchanges

I inherited a puzzle. A box containing four felt pods joined together with yarn. In transit the work had become tangled. I became a mediator, attempting to resolve the situation and separate the different components. This experience spoke of the challenges of collaborating. The potential crossed lines, confusion, misinterpretation and frustration associated with the exchange of creative ideas.
I began to stitch. Stitching the felt was painful, enduring and repetitive. As the stitches grew across the surface they began to resemble sutures. They signified mending, healing my earlier fraught relationship with the work.
In conclusion the work reflects the hard work of the contributing artists and the physical embodiment of our ideas. It represents commitment and unity not fragmentation or disharmony.


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