Nikki Farrand

TITLE: Head to Toe
DATE: 2013
MEDIUM: digital photograph
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 33 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ x 1″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: I view the act of embroidery as a methodical process for absorbing knowledge. In choosing to record each bone of the human body, I become intimate with the words as they are meticulously stitched into the cloth. Beginning with the bones of the skull, the entire skeleton is formed. Just as the skeleton serves as the architecture of the body, the embroidered letters give structure to the text and act as a permanent record of my search to learn each and every bone in my body.