To Carry

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Installation, Monica J.M. Winnubst, 2007
Material: 99 donated handbags,
55 revealed secrets, embroidery
Dimension:  6m x 6m x3 m 

The experience we carry in ourselves,
is the history in the things around us.
This installation is a compilation of old
handbags collected solely from mothers with
different backgrounds and cultures.

The bags consist of a ‘Motherhood Secret’
revealed by some of the individual women
and shared with the viewer.
What do you ‘Carry’ for your child
or what did your mother ‘Carry’ for you?
Get close and the secrets will loom and register,
step back and they’ll haze.

detail carry