Virginia (there your name was)

2024, 3’x5’

tencel, nylon, cotton, and polyester handwoven on TC2 digital loom, handmade rose petal beads

love catches solely in the dead of the night, manifested in a prayer for the moment to stay (the moment will not stay)

my mother and i hand-made rose petal beads using hundreds (ten years’ worth) of decaying red roses that were too fragile to cross state lines

eighty hours spent hand weaving, unweaving, and beading in an attempt to translate the temporal disintegration of a silver gelatin photograph to a textile