i never wanted you 

Evoking both strength and fragility through materials and construction, i never wanted you conveys a willing vulnerability. Sewn from crumpled printer paper, its patchwork of images comprises aged wallpapered interiors and me, half naked, gazing out. Its pattern copied from a quilt my mom made, the one I’ve always stared at, transfixed. A pool of black ink absorbs into the paper. The structure remains, the images consumed.
1. Printer paper
2. Printer ink
3. Video
Emerging Artist Exhibition Program
Regis Center for Art, Univeristy of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

©emily mcbride 2023