In modern societies widespread knowledge of “making processes” is depleting. Surrounded by shiny, smooth, and cold surfaces, we are removed from how things are made. More so, we lose the understanding of processes and the potential to the reimagine them. There’s something very human about things made by hand. The tangible quality of the hand-made - it powerfully invites people to touch it - alludes to the fact we can somewhat imagine how such an item was created. Please Do Not Touch is a tactile woven piece that encourages viewers to do the opposite. Areas of the piece are left part woven revealing where the tapestry grew from. Leaving a physical memory of the maker’s hands and re e-engaging the viewer with the made world.
TAPESTRY THAT ENCOURAGES TOUCHING