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54” x 30” x 4”


Second Place Award

“My work reclaims and redefines aging fiber artifacts through needle-weaving and knotting. The worn imperfections of this fly net, once used to protect horses from insects, are integrated into the new and the transformation becomes part of a continued narrative. I acknowledge the net’s past life but absent its true history, I imbue it with my own, informed by the familial moments and unexpected associations that its previous life evokes. The mingling of old and new become metaphor for holding on and letting go.” – Amy Usdin, Mendota Heights, MN

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