Life Form

Life Form
Exhibit OpensExhibit Ends
August 4, 2021November 7, 2021

Life Form

is an installation by local textile artist Stacey Burkhart. As a "Community Engaged Artist" with TimeSlips, she made weekly phone calls with nine elders in the Green Bay and Wausau areas. Stacey had the task of presenting "beautiful questions" to engage their minds and hear their stories.  "Beautiful questions" are a facet of the Timeslips program.  During the 8 week process, Stacey created 70 pennants from repurposed vintage textiles bearing connections to each elder's story. Every pennant displays a short, simple, four-letter word, representing key points during their conversations. Each word is only used once, but words often crossed over into the stories of others. Some of these words can take on different meanings. Without knowing the memories the elders shared, the artist provides space for the viewer to imagine their own.