This is “Childhood Memories” (2017) by Barcelona born, Chicago based artist Selva Aparicio. Here’s her description from an interview with My Modern Met: “Rugs are typically adorned with sacred gardens and oases, and can be moved around the home. This rug stayed put, quietly participating in years of familial abuse. This installation is about covering and exposing, trauma, and bearing witness. My memories are permanently etched, so the soft fabric is represented in hand-carved scars on discarded wood flooring.”
This is so fun! I started searching just a bit on Wikipedia. The first artist I thought of was Nancy Blum and found no entry so I thought I’d start a list. I searched a few more like Jane Hammond whose work you shared recently and was one of my college instructors. She’s got a beautiful bio! Then I thought to search for your name. Nothing yet! I’d love to write one for you Danielle! Can we collaborate? Maybe I can interview you or just send you a list of questions? What would you most like it to say about you?♥️
The hand carved rugs are very original, and very moving!
Dr. Jessica weed makes me very happy that I just made a donation to Wikipedia
Rug; Beautifully tough / Wiki homework; Best one yet
I love that ‘rug’
What a brilliant idea! I know who I’m going to make one for.
What a post! Both features are so touching. And what a great idea!! Brava.
Fantastic idea. I will get my gal pal artists together and do it as a project! Thanks for all you do.