Relics

Tools of domestic life give way to the fashion of the times

The rug beater becomes the electrolux, the mixmaster bows to the cuisinart

But while these tools of another era have lost their utilitarian value, they have gained another power

Their fragile beauty connects us to a previous time, to memories of shared kinship

For who hasn't said - my grandmother had one of those

                                   my great aunt taught me with that

                                   I helped my grandfather use one​

These sentiments keep us connected

They serve to remind us that we are part of what went before

And that thread is strong

In this spirit, I honor these relics of the nest in all their beauty, fragility, and memory evoking form.