Tell Me How To Be Here

Tell Me How to Be Here is an ongoing series of text-based hooked rugs that consider the multitude of ways that language guides our relationships to our natural environments. This work draws from collections of images of public signage, and notations of idioms that my grandmother remembers from her youth growing up in rural Nova Scotia. Tell Me How to Be Here also considers material questions such as the potential for craft processes to act as political interventions, and the establishment of craft as a vehicle for the matrilineal transfer of knowledge. 

Tell Me How to Be Here was exhibited at the Tina Dolter Gallery in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, from September 29 - October 23, 2021. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of ArtsNL for partially funding this project. 

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