Ghost Book: Mom I, 2018/2019
4 x 5.5 x 1 in
Photography on fabric, dye, thread, beeswax, book
GHOST is a body of work that examines loss as we age - lost loved ones, lost dreams, lost memories. Steketee uses a combination of textiles and photography to create unique sculptural works that attempt to help her feel the loss, but also celebrate their beauty and their passing. Most recent pieces are made from printed portraits on fabric that is wrapped and sewn around a book. Each book relates to the person or thing wrapped around it.
The stories and words inside the books are inaccessible, no longer able to be read much like all the stories inside people that go untold.