|Mark on the Body by G. Margaret Blank|
Margaret Blank, my friend from SAQA's Visioning project, has created a unique exhibit opening October 20, 2016 in Lacombe, Canada. Her late husband lived with Type 1 Diabetes. After his death, Margaret got to thinking about the impact of the disease and how many injections would have been taken over a lifetime. She "did the math", and decided to "express the impact of T1D in stitch" to raise awareness about the disease and those affected by it.
The installation grew into three parts. First is a foundation body piece created by Margaret with stitches representing all the pin pricks. Margaret invited others to participate in a second adjunct by stitching on a small square of fabric that she provided. (You may remember last year's post about participating.) These squares were to be assembled into an additional figure for the exhibit. For a third adjunct, Margaret invited knitters to knit stump socks.
Margaret chronicled the journey in her self published book that will accompany the installation. View the book on Blurb. Proceeds to benefit Type 1 Diabetes organizations.
The exhibit runs October 20 - November 17, 2016 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, Alberta. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, October 26th.
Well done, Margaret!
I invite you to follow the links above to learn more about Margaret and the project.