Studio Sixty Six
The Mend - Begin Anyway

The Mend - Begin Anyway

Mixed media: Found images, needle and thread, brass ring, and vellum on
watercolour paper

19 3⁄4 x 19 3⁄4in. / 50.16 x 50.16 cm


Artist's insight
Inspired by Yoko Ono’s audience-activated Mend Piece from her
Riverbed show, and the incredibly hopeful sentiment that when we
mend provided bits of impossibly broken pieces with wisdom and
love, a part of the earth is mended at the same time. The sentiment
is combined with Atticus Finch’s definition of courage: in times
when defeat feels iminent even before you start, begin anyway.