The Full Story
This collection of work is honour of her mother, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins and the women of Michel....their story in pieces.
The dress that represents hope and love, the bare canvas of life.
Piece by piece that silk canvas is morphed and cut away revealing layers of the life and loss, the joys and the tears, that like the threads
of a fine embroidered pillow case stand the test of time in the feminine story of the art of life's work well done.
The art installations and art podcast of acclaimed Muralist Michelle Loughery are evocative and emotional. The deconstruction of the reclaimed vintage wedding dresses reveal much in the the layers she removes from the layers of lace and silk.
Found objects release the unseen and create emotional dialogue with the viewer and origin of the dress. The inspiration of the installation and podcast story series is deep within her own coal mining community roots and the small rural town. Michel B.C., that she was named after.
In Loughery's global world there was a found connection that seemed
to always tie back to the connection of the coal.