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Juna Skënderi

Two Years, Three Years, and Twenty Three- Juna Skënderi

Two Years, Three Years, and Twenty Three- Juna Skënderi

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Assorted blades, embroidery floss, ribbon, canvas.

65” x 31”

2020

This piece took over 2 years to create and was completed at a time when Tr*mp had been president for 3 years and I had been in the US for 23 without ever leaving.

I had been hand making lampshades for a custom lighting design company at the time, and slowly collected an assortment of used blades to use for this piece.

I was obsessed with the concept of labor and freedom, and the contradictory relationships people have with them in this country. Traditionally, sewing is done by women, and especially immigrant women. I wanted to sew something, as an immigrant woman, that was strong and powerful. Almost military-like. The image of an eagle is deconstructed representing both America and Albania (see Albanian flag). 

 

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