“Detachment Series Brooches” Capacity 2011
These brooches are made of natural dyed fabric and are quilt like in their construction.They are formed not from subdividing a space but from the inside out, growing into and finding their shape. at a certain point I decide to stop the patch-working process and the limits or capacity of each piece results. Still, despite their small size, they suggest a greater field- a continuation beyond their frame or limit. this greater field is unknowable and can only be suggested from their fragmented state.
Materials: linen, cotton, natural dyed fabrics, wool felt, metal pin back, each piece is approx. 3” X 3”
Arounna Khounnoraj is a sculptor and textile designer living in Toronto where she co-runs bookhou with her husband.