Family Photos

I was exploring the idea of collaging different family photos together to create one 'perfect' photo with everyone together. Through this piece, I am expressing my want, or my childhood want, for a 'normal' family not littered by the absence of my father as well as different dysfunctionalities and trauma that rose to the surface as I grew older. 

The fabric is a quadruple weave woven almost entirely with wool yarns, except for one cotton yarn.

When I felted the fabric, the images became further distorted and the cotton yarn created an interesting tactility inside the cut open pockets.

the removed pieces