I Could Paint You in the Dark – hand-stitched recycled fabric; 34 x 24 in.
The reinvention and recreation of remembered imagery is made present through recycled fabric, my pigment, and stitching, my binding medium. Old photographs reveal evidence of a past presence. They are records of historical details once a part of everyday life that are visually lost without their recovery in the snapshots. The faded fabric, stitched by hand and machine, interweaves its former owners and their time long passed, with a new, present life; an ordinary moment becomes heightened, poignant, remembered.
© Aliza Lelah