Mend (Horses)
Found Figurine and Woven Thread
3.5 x 6 x 3 inches
Mend (Blue)
Gifted figurine and yarn
8 x 3.5 x 3 inches
Mend (Town Musicians)
Found and gifted figurine, wax
2.75 x 2.75 x 1.25 in
Mend (Flowers)
Found wall paper and woven thread
2.75 x 3 x .25 inches
Broken Yet Whole
Found figurine and glue
6 x 4.5 x 4 inches
Mend (Red)
Soap and woven thread
1.25 x 2.75 x .5 inches
Mend (Legs)
Found figurine, wood, glue and fabric
2 x 2.75 x 1.25 inches
Mend (Wings)
Found figurine and duck tape
1.25 x 1.75 x .75 inches
Mend (White)
Found towel and woven thread
5.5 x 5 x .25 inches

The core catalyst for the work is my own health. I am a stroke survivor, and this first-hand experience of my brain repairing itself profoundly shifted my artistic practice. My experience with physical trauma and recovery is by no means unique; it is a part of our collective story. We all experience traumatic events that change our course, demanding that we remake ourselves. I am invested in visualizing the complexity of healing and what mending the pieces back together might look like. I strive to create a space where we catch glimpses of our ability to mend, transform, and absorb change.

Documentation photographs by James Prinz