• Jo Dyer

Rachel Klinghoffer

image source: https://www.rachelklinghoffer.com/portfolios/2137/works/51594

Since I've started the Masters I've become more aware of the apprising power of the text that accompanies an artwork. The crit sessions in particular have made me realise how much the title and description of the work enrich the viewer's understanding of the artist's intention for the work. With this in mind, it occurred to me that the artwork description could create a rich narrative for the work, particularly if I were to embed elements into the work that have a personal history.

Then I found Rachel Klinghoffer's work! With these artworks she has done just that. The description adds an autobiographical richness to the artwork and clues me in to the New Materialist context: the inclusion of embroidered napkins and fragments of lace from a grandmother in particular.

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