Diane Savona

 
This Too Shall Pass (Series), hand sewn textiles and found objects/mixed media on industrial felt, each square 5 x 5inComputer Wire, This Too Shall Pass (Series), hand sewn textiles and found objects/mixed media on industrial felt, 5 x 5inPhaistos Disc 1, Computer Wire, This Too Shall Pass (Series), hand sewn textiles and found objects/mixed media on industrial felt, 5 x 5inPhaistos Disc 2, Computer Wire, This Too Shall Pass (Series), hand sewn textiles and found objects/mixed media on industrial felt, 5 x 5in
Quipu, Computer Wire, This Too Shall Pass (Series), hand sewn textiles and found objects/mixed media on industrial felt, 5 x 5in

"This Too Shall Pass"
Artist Statement

Stone carvings, clay impressions, and parchment manuscripts tell us about ancient civilizations. How will future civilizations know about our culture? We they be able to decipher our computer codes? As we quickly progress from punched cards to floppy disks to zip drives, what valuable knowledge are we leaving in our records?

The tiles of “this too shall pass” hold many forms of communication technology that were once cutting edge: rotary phones and typewriters, as well as bits of the cell phones, remote controls and laptops that keep evolving. By tightly sewing their disassembled structures under vintage cloth, I am ‘fossilizing’ them – preserving their forms. Ironically, these images are not saved in the standard permanent media of stone or clay, but in relatively fragile textiles.

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