—landscapes drawn from sunglass lenses, leaves of Aloe Vera and patterns on a scarf that belonged to my mother.
We wrap and unwrap our bodies in the places we call home—the crucible of touched and touching, nourishment and hurt. The landscapes we make there become our inner skins, the roads of passage care and lack. Memories for a Land of Touch explores this transmission in flowing landscape-bodies and the lenses of care.
This sort of feminist re-imagining of embodiment has a history, and alongside these paintings, I am also writing a collection of essays that consider how similar mapping projects may have influenced key works by Hilma af Klint, Louise Bourgeois and other women artists.