For the past 10 years, I've journaled religiously.
And for the past few years, I've worked with re-creating these journals, all of the pages and words and stuff that felt really important or intense or like a waste at the time of writing. Because I can't just throw them away, they are mine, but they are also not me. Or maybe they are. Who knows, really.
MATRIARKATET is an alter ego, a nom de guerre, a project, a dream, a way to find me if you want to find me, or people like me, perhaps.
It was getting too cold for some of my unsanctioned art practices in the streets with the old journals. I wanted to try to work more with shapes, after some experiments working with yarn, embroidering some of my sort-of-stencils characters onto some very basic tapestry I made. I enjoy the slight construction this allows me, and the tactile experience of handling it. So I thought about papier-mâché. I have never tried it before, and I found that I really enjoyed the process. I wanted to make nesting dolls. I guess the symbolism is quite obvious, but I just couldn't resist it.
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