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REPAIR STUDIES

We acquire and own things to give expressions to who we are and to show what group of people we feel we belong to. When our possessions lose the ability to effectively portray our values and beliefs, is when the desire to discard arises.

This work explores how to reinstate a connection between obsolete obejcts with their owner. Using traditional darning and mending techniques, they accentuate the 'repaired' aesthetic of the objects, transforming them into design objects that speak to the 'make do or do without' mentality of communities before industrialization.

Appreciation of handcrafted designs is brought to the forefront.

Tactility being the way to induce viewers to connect to the objects, spurring interest and questions on what lies beneath the surface of the artifacts encasing.