Hidden Words: Forgotten Memories & Prayers I

Michael Mamp

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Hidden Memories, Forgotten Prayers I was an attempt to capture ideas of devotion, prayer, femininity and needlecraft. In addition, it was a primary focus to use materials that may otherwise be discarded: fabric scraps, discarded fabric samples from an interior designer, and miscellaneous materials that were already in the studio. This piece is a visual scrapbook of memory and draws the viewer in upon closer look through the use of text, iconic imagery, color and form. The center image of a Madame Gres exhibit visited in Paris was transferred to the substrate using a gel medium. A substrate was constructed utilizing hardware cloth (chicken wire) to which tea-stained silk gauze was bonded. This then became the canvas upon which layers of paint, paper, fabric, handwriting, embroidery and beading were applied. Techniques: Mixed-media collage, image transfer, embroidery, block printing, beading, hand stitching.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1800
EventHidden Words: Forgotten Memories & Prayers I - Costume Society of America Juried Design Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
Duration: Jan 1 1800 → …


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