Nicole Havekost

"Measuring Spoons"

I make bodies. These bodies speak to some of the traditions of “women’s work” that is integral to my feminine identity. I find this traditional work both satisfying and difficult. I make and tend with sewing needles, seam rippers, spoons and measuring cups. I make a home. These instruments are some of the tools I use in this making, but so my body. I made a son and built a family. These sewing and cooking tools are, for me, deeply intertwined in the experience of my body and its functions. In the making of these bodies, I hope to come closer to understanding my own.

Rochester, Minnesota


Mixed media including Paperclay, sewing pattern paper, acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, cotton fabric, cotton thread, found objects