Jennifer Thoreson, Photographer
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Testament

Here, you see a detail image of the face of the pregnant woman occupying the bed in the small bedroom of the house.  She is made from two gray churro wool fleeces, and detailed with brown embroidery floss. Surrounding her head was a wreath made from pink lilies, lily of the valley, ferns, and fresh greens.  The lilies echo those used in the front room of the house, and symbolize the purity of Christ.  The vibrant pinks and greens contrast the grey tone of the body, and create a relationship between life and death. The installation is altar-like.  In person, the figure of the woman was eerily life-like, as she was full-scale, and very expressive.