forget-her-not was a gallery installation made in collaboration with olivia gelard about paying homage to the forgotten women throughout history, as well as our own matrilineal lines. the show was inspired by the essay "grandmother spider" by rebecca solnit, an amazing writer 10/10 must read (this is a link to an article about the essay, but i bet you could find a pdf online if you want to read it, alternatively download the zine below that includes the essay). quotes from her essay appear along the walls of the gallery.

we chose to embrace traditionally feminine art-forms to reclaim the artistic merit of 'craft.' this included using media like tissue paper, glitter, rhinestones, and yarn. for example, i made a bunch of mini-posters pulling from riot grrl zine aesthetics. they're angry, they're shitty, they're exactly what they're supposed to be.

so obviously, we were going to make some spiders. made of wire and inspired by sculptor louise bourgeois, our spiders hung above the viewer on large pink yarn webs. both olivia and i made a series of charcoal portraits, mine about the history of forgotten women, and hers an homage to three generations of women in her family.

we also made 4 single page zines to take away from the show. you can download printable versions of the two i made here: the essay 'grandmother spider', glittery zine about feminine angst

show poster with dates, spider in halftone with small pink flowers shot of instal showing large yarn web, three charcoal portaits, and charcoal hand tryptich shot of gallery instal showing large vinyl text, a yarn spiderweb, and a large canvas sculpture shot of wall covered in yarn web with vinyl text close-up of wire spider with yarn webbing 6 crafty mini posters about womanhood