by Lin Hsin-Chen
Where did the time go! I have to take a time machine and look back on the past, rummage around the spaces where I once familiar with, unpack the story boxes in the dark, unwind the winding thread and explore the stories of mine. I place the present as the bright, vivid and colorful background. This is a valuable experience, just like blooming new flowers for the future. What fun!
Time and space are my partners who have been accompanied me to enjoy this wonderful world. It made me to think carefully about “Where does the time go?” Surprisingly, I found the old things are connected, entangled, tugging, twisting, joyous, moving and recorded… My immaturity, emotion and knowledge have been adjusted and improved by the old times. Reentering the time and space and refreshing my attitudes, I feel joyful and fulfilled.
Thank you, Martha, for giving us this challenge. It gives me a chance to reflect and adjust the use of time. I have to admit that I am a workaholic, especially for NGO issues. I know that I didn’t love myself enough and I didn’t take good care of myself. After hand sewing this piece, I decided not to assign too much works for myself in year 2014, so that I can focus more on my health. I hope I can do it!
All the best to everyone! Happy creating!
Size: 18” x 27”
Techniques: 100% hand-stitched, pieced, appliqué, mono printing, embroidery, hand quilted
Materials: Mono printed cotton, commercial cotton, wool, weave fabric, ribbon, embroidery floss
P.S. I’m so happy that I’m going to Houston after the reveal day. Can’t wait to meet some friends there! So exciting!