A Time of Stillness Wallhanging

by Loretta Faveri

This mini paper tapestry is made from fragments of text and monotype prints stitched together and is inspired by the troubled times we are living in. Among the uncertainty of our daily life, there is calm. The piece is framed with museum glass that provides uv protection and no glare. It makes the 3D piece more accessible to the viewer, allowing them to enjoy the details and shadows created by the work.

Japanese paper (Kozuke), thread, ink, straight pins, mounted on archival foam board
25.5 x 25.5 x 4.5cm

Loretta Faveri is a Toronto based visual artist and maker. After graduating from OCAD University’s Material Art and Design program in 2012, she spent several years working with dancers and exploring wearable sensors that generate sound through movement. Feeling creatively limited in this field, she returned to her craft practices of stitching and printmaking and exhibiting her work. Faveri has been sober for over two years and participates in a recovery group at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She recently received an Ontario Arts Council grant that will bring artmaking and mindfulness to her recovery community. 

Much of Faveri’s recent work draws from her “bin of flawed prints". Self-compassion and forgiveness are at the root of her work. Through the act of cutting and tearing up her “rejected” prints, she frees herself from judgement and by stitching the fragments together again, she builds something new and optimistic from them. The new work becomes a metaphor for healing from a painful past.