Gauze, Needles, Safety Pins, Wood, Linen, Latex, Synthetic Skin

Love Letter was created by piercing and connecting pieces of gauze and latex with safety pins. With red threads, I weaved words of beratement from my childhood that I hoped to forget. The work explores the act of remembering and forgetting trauma. In the past, I tended to suppress my feelings by forcing myself not to ruminate on the past. Now I believe the first step towards healing is to recognize the trauma. Only in this way can I embrace forgiveness. This is a love letter to myself.