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Jessica Gettler
Herberger College of Fine Arts
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Faculty Sponsor: Mary Bates Neubauer

I began using onion skins because of their fragility and subtle intricacies. The process of gathering and physically constructing objects from onions has become nearly as important as the works themselves. By stitching the skins together I reveal their connotations, how we relate to onions physically and emotionally. My objects share the intimacy I experience while sewing—forms associated with being held close.

Vestige, 2004
Onion skins, thread, and mixed media; 79 x 36 in.

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