I’m interested in the ways in which many textile artists these days, perhaps as a reaction to industry, focus on the process of creation rather than the utility of the resulting creations. Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta discharges emotional and physical pain through the meditative processes of crochet and embroidery. Though Barletta states that her pieces are unplanned and dictated by the properties of each new set of materials, her work consistently references biological forms — parasites, cellular structures, internal organs, amorphous and sea creatures.
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This heart-warming video is part of the #CanonShine movement, where Canon are aiming to bring back the power of the photograph - encouraging people to submit a photograph and use their lens to change the world.
In this clip, TV personality and long-time supporter of the charity Pink Hope, Lisa Wilkinson chooses Marina as her subject - a mother of two, who fought and beat cancer through the use of a double mastectomy. Lisa shows how this life and body-altering decision affected Marina's life.
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