Memory, threads of thought and image
Kathleen C. Cooper. 2017. Welded steel, copper wire, galvanized steel wire, photographs, film negatives and photography ephemera.
This is difficult to photograph – inside are antique film negatives of various format collected from family members. (What looks like “movie film” is actually film negatives threaded together with copper wire.)
In this work I attempted to make the connection between memories and all of the ephemera and personal documentation we create and collect in our lives, much of it hidden away – possibly forgotten or fading – in boxes, files and storage – both physical and mental.
How interesting … words that came across my way, today, by way of Ecclesiasticus – “He has placed before you fire and water; stretch out your hand for whichever you choose.”
I have been sensing too much “water” energy in my life recently. Time to take up the fire. A project is overdue to move forward.
A woman’s work is never done. There
now it’s as good as new. Darn it! I just fixed
that yesterday! Waste not, want not. It’s
perfectly good…that’ll hold it for a while. Wasted knots
not wanted. A stitch in time saves nine.
Nine stitches, just in time. (She thought she was done.) Idle
hands are the devil’s workshop. Not
again! Here let me have that… (Knot again.) A penny
saved is a penny earned. Sometimes, it seems I’ve
only earned a penny spent. A woman’s work is done.
Kathleen C Cooper 2015
working on the bling for the next sculpture….
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