artist Susan Denniston
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As a child my mother taught me to sew.
Recently I began working with her/my sewing machine, making drawings and etchings.
As I looked at the etchings, I began sensing the jumble of shapes was a stand-in for the jumble of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh.
The factory collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1127 people, maiming hundreds more.
The work in this installation is a tribute to my mother and to the mothers and children who lost their lives or livlihoods sewing for us.
It is a tribute to the men and women collectively demanding safer working conditions
as the garment industry transforms a way of life and brings some independence to women in Bangladesh.

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