Gauze #11 & #12 (Diptych)
Handwoven cotton and acrylic | 2019
Following frequent doctor’s visits for ongoing medical treatment, Weiner collects the medical gauze used on her body and transforms these blood-stained bandages into woven textiles to explore concepts of control, structure, and transformation. Using hand-dyed thread on her digital jacquard loom, Weiner renders the gauze on a 1:1 scale, replicating the spontaneous abstract form that the bodily fluid formed on the bandage. This duplicate becomes a sterilized relic, memorializing the often overlooked and discarded material while creating a quasi-self portrait through the imprint or residue of the artist’s body. This work — her wounds — reflects Weiner’s struggle to come to terms with illness and the oftentimes unforgiving body, calling into question how one can shift the narrative around illness into one of healing.
These works can be mounted, please inquire for more information.
32 x 38.25 x 2 inches
Floated: 37 x 43.25 x 2 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan
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3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
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