Bond Heal Loss is an ongoing project that asks a person to become a participant and a maker. Each word in the title carries a meaning that can transcend to a personal experience, one that can be positive or negative. I wanted to give a platform for the viewers to engage, create, and respond through their hands. Three circular looms were designed and installed at two venues, K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas. A small white shelf held a variety of media and a set of instructions that asked the viewer to become the maker by responding to the words - Bond Heal Loss. These woven elements allowed me to record each participant through the building of the cloth and the written responses on the weft.
I have begun working with each circular cloth in my studio, weaving the remaining warp in preparation for it becoming a finished work. As I have gone over each cloth, I have found a variety of written responses woven in and out of the cloth. So many people want to leave their mark, whether it be their name, proclaimation of love or record where they were and when. Yet, so many others have found it to be a place to voice their philosophies, personal feelings, and statements of intent. I have seen that the more personal pieces are woven tightly into the weft, with a word or two generating the sense of its importance. This page with be updated with photos of some of the text that stood out for whatever reason. Most often, you can't read it in its entirety which makes you have to finish it in your own voice. Additional images of the installation can be found unde the 2012 inthe Gallery section.