For this body of work, I focused on the idea of mending, which describes the want to make something broken, worn, or torn, whole again by the act of repairing. This process is not inevitable, but a choice we make.
From numerous interactions we may become worn or fatigued. By an unforeseen experience we can be unraveled. It is through self-preservation and the help of others that we choose to mend and become sound. Encouragement or a helping guide may pull you up and take you forward. Other mends require stitches of time. The wear and repairs remain and continue, but through this patchwork we gain a better understanding of ourselves.
Jennifer A. Halvorson