Record Snow Fall
Installation and durational performance
For the past eight years I have been saving my receipts and bills. During the same time period I have watched one winter after another of increasingly unusual and extreme weather. In response, I am sewing this archive of my consumerism into a quilt of individually embroidered snowflakes. This gesture riffs off the idea (myth) that are no two snowflakes alike - paying homage to the rich history of variation and improvisation in women's hand work and also in contrast the mass production of most of the things I have purchased. My slow and futile labour of embellishment is also a meditation on climate and consumption.
I performed Record Snow Fall in several storefronts and a gallery window through the months of February and March 2017.
The creation of this work is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Photos: Christina Kingsbury, Shannon Kingsbury and Janet Morton