Memorie Mine is a rug made from discarded linoleum tile, held together with rhinestones, and sat upon anthracite coal from the mines in Hazleton, PA.

Pulling second-hand overlooked and “invisible” materials, the work is partly about bringing an uncanniness to an object that contextualizes itself, working against its semiotic meanings.

The tile is ubiquitous, rarely considered. As are the mines when they are the backdrop for your life, laying at the edges and bends of your community. Land stolen, labored under horrific conditions, abandoned with no way of using it again – fades into the background until taken out of context.

August 2022


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