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In conversation with Kennedy White House sympathy stationery I inherited from my mom, the body of work On Borrowed Time considers grief in an intimate scale. The black piping used is influenced by Victorian era mourning practices and each piece in the series is meticulously handmade. The display shelves double as archival storage, which quote keepsake and funerary boxes. Each piece is stamped with my mom’s maiden name, Mantzke, in a wax family crest. The language within is derived from end of life utterances, the words of hospital doctors and hospice nurses, and phrases that lodged themselves in my mind after her death. This fragmentary writing calls upon read and unread messages - the incomplete communications existent throughout our lives.


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