Home is Where the Hearth Is

By Renee Holliday


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This mixed media sculpture challenges notions of preciousness by honoring everyday, utilitarian objects which are categorized and placed on the mantle.

Mixed Media (Sculpture: shoulder pads removed from clothes, zippers, collars, liners from suit coats, all the clothing labels that I’ve ever removed, manipulation samples, excess nylon thread, fabric scraps, plastic pearls, cuffs from a leather jacket, vintage glass jars, disassembled, categorized)

71 x 12 x 63 inches

About the artist

North Carolina artist Renee Holliday utilizes traditional metalsmithing and hand-sewing techniques to combine discarded clothing and textiles into wearable objects that subvert existing expectations of motherhood and femininity. Gathering her materials from thrift shops and secondhand stores allows her to honor her middle-class upbringing while also gleaning other’s unwanted goods. For Renee, the deconstruction of clothing creates a metaphorical and physical space of healing through the garments demise and is fully realized in her contemporary jewelry. Renee’s work has been shown regionally throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and at the Fuller Projects in Bloomington, Indiana....Read MoreRead Less
Media: Mixed Media
Category: Other, Home/Decor

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