Forms of Healing and Repair

Jessica Swank


Forms of Healing and Repair touches on methods of restoration by combining two tools used for healing. The medicinal aloe plant is repeated throughout this body of work as a representation of natural healing. In this image, the aloe leaf has been severed from its root and is now being repaired manually before it has time to self-heal. The stitches created with red thread are calculated and meticulous, contrasting the organic nature of the leaf. The red thread is evidence of interference in a natural healing process but also references a tendency to intersect restorative methods between entities.

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