72" x 24" x 3" hooked fibre work

No. 2 of the IN//HABIT quartet

1. the removal of contaminants from something.
2. the process of extracting something from a substance.
3. the process of making somethings spiritually or ceremonially clean.

Materials used: husband’s well worn denim jeans, my painted-cotton dresses (blue and pink), hot yoga sweat towel, recycled silk saris and t-shirts, donated vintage wool blankets, and parachute cord.

A yoga mat sized hooked ‘yarn painting’ (open framed to invite touch) speaks to the rewards of both personal ritual and communal practice as an antidote to other numbing habits, addictions and distractions.

This crafting ‘makes permanent’, not perfect, creating more ease and receptivity to adaptive growth, and new dimensions of perception and renewal.

In//Habit embodies a deep and universal rumbling, and an undeniable reckoning toward connection.

A tactile transmutation of shame to grace, fear to love, woe to wisdom.


$8,000.00 CAD

Available for pick up in Toronto.

Marina Dempster is a sculptural fibre artist, photographer and mentor whose crafting is a transmutation of materials, thoughts and emotions.

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