JON COFFELT
23
faille, thread, buttons
15x14.5 cm
One of my very first commissions was for Gerda Carmichael and she was married in this short version of a sari in India. This garment was very worn and frayed and I was so afraid to cut into it at first. This is one of the pieces that I began to realize could effect people is such a myriad of ways. She cried upon seeing it for the first time and she told me she pictured her wedding day back in 1935. Her husband passed in the 1980’s.
Collection of Gerda Carmichael
1994
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