|"What is not to be"|
|"What is not to be", Detail|
Using the actual letter as the material or this work I copied, shredded, cut and formed the paper into circles then dipped these circles into wax. I joined these "letter circles" by crocheting them to each other creating a dangling web like structure. I choose to use crochet for two reasons; first because it was my mothers craft of choice when I was a child and second because she never taught me how to crochet, I learned by using tutorial internet videos. The relationship between the content of the letter and the fact that she did not pass on this traditional women's craft before I left home to make my own way in the world is a key component of this piece.