words , 2011 shredded dictionary, thread , 4 x .5 metres

words, 2011
shredded dictionary, thread , 4 x .5 metres

the year my dog died, 2011
loop gallery, Toronto


the year my dog died is an exhibition of sculptures. Overwhelmed by the never ending accumulation of pay statements, house bills, photographs, credit card and ATM receipts, Sandra, after shredding documents to eliminate personal data, began sewing them into sculptural forms. These works consider how accumulation defines us. Other works, one made from a shredded novel, another from a shredded dictionary, refer to the accumulative nature of language and culture. Impermanence is deliberated in the process of shredding and making: undoing and redoing.

 

Ulysses 2010
shredded pages of book, thread, tags, book cover

  rug,  2011 shredded paper, thread46 x 46 cm.

rug, 2011
shredded paper, thread46 x 46 cm.

  detail, rug , shredded paper, thread 46 x 46 cm.

detail, rug,
shredded paper, thread 46 x 46 cm.

 statements of earnings, (from 2002)  shredded paper (pay statements), thread

statements of earnings, (from 2002) 
shredded paper (pay statements), thread