A forensic examination of my family’s Italian and Colombian linens as they have been passed on to me. Unearthing the evidence of a life lived by applying pressure and embossing with a flocking technique, every unraveled lace border, every stain, every embroidery motif, all traces come to the forefront. The materials dictate the composition of each piece: the source material, the napkins, interacting with the print material, and the flock fibers. The flock material contrasts with the nature of old linens, erasing any nostalgia from the process and bringing the elements of the past to the present for recognition.
To recognize is defined as “to know again,” and that is precisely what I’m doing here: I recognize the traces of a life lived to know them again as it is my turn to somehow relive the parties.