The Process of Closure

​I work with objects that break people’s hearts but that they’ve held onto because of sentimental value. I take them apart and transforming them into something new that represents their experiences. The long processes and labour are like the process of grief or moving on; it takes time and sometimes we want to rush past it. By honouring these experiences we can move towards closure and identify with each other’s experiences, allowing a sense of community and understanding.

Read more about The Process of Closure in The Wall Eye: Exploring the Textiles Art of Katrina Craig by Betty Carpick

Taboos, Then, Have an All Encompassing Quality
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

Aspects of a Person’s Sexuality are Established Early in Life
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

Self Loving People Have Greater Internal Resources to Draw Upon
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

Human Sexuality Book: A token of acceptance from a family member, transforms into an object of grief after a tragic accident.
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Growing Together/Growing Apart
Cotton, rings
2017

Wedding Bands: We like to pretend we can have a person forever. We are fallible creatures who grow and change, and eventually cease to exist.
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Everything Is Fine, Home Sweet Home
Silk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles
2017

I Should Be Happy
Silk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles
2017

Carry You, Sinking
Silk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles
2017

To Use It Is To Destroy It
Silk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles
2017

Stuffed animal, David Bowie Ziggie Stardust record, beeswax candle:
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Isn’t About Becoming
Reclaimed Textiles, Wool
2017

Ski Boots
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Appearances
Paper, photographs, cotton
2016

Compartmentalize (1)
Paper, photographs, cotton
2016

Compartmentalize (2)
Paper, photographs, cotton
2016

I’ll Never Do It Again
Paper, photographs, cotton
2016

Little Red
Paper, photographs, cotton. 2016

The Wolf
Paper, photographs, cotton
2016

Journals, Photographs
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This work is made possible with the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts Council with funding from the City of Winnipeg