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I am she and she is I 2021

An audio recording and weaving of my experience of mothering my teenaged daughter as she suffered from mental health and eating issues, insomnia and school refusal. The weaving is made from printed text onto fabric cut from my daughters school shirt. The text is taken from correspondence with doctors and health professionals woven with hand written text taken from the letters my daughter wrote to me in the middle of the night when she was suffering from insomnia. The weaving is felted with patches that represent the self-harm she inflicted on her hand. Produced for the Domestic Academics Quilt by Vanessa Marr.

Click here to listen to the audio.

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