Mixed Media: thread, donated fabric, gel medium, inkjet printouts of original art, public domain imagery, and original photographs
This apron, an ongoing interactive installation, is a sculpture comprised of fabric given to me by the community of people I’ve fed. It will continue to grow with fabric that viewers may bring to me to exchange for food. Food may also be donated to the project for me to share with those in need. It represents both the beauty and the burden of what is commonly called “women’s work.” Though by no means gender specific, it addresses questions about the way that work outside the home and work within it are perceived and valued. “Everyone I’ve Ever Fed,” in shape and size manifests physically the huge weight of the legacy of women’s work and a domestic life that never fit me as an artist, but to which I owe a debt of gratitude. I dedicate it to my mother, Dorothy Ring.