The Sin Eater’s Lament

As a textile artist, over the years I flirted with the idea of making dolls, but it was transient and brief. However, in 2022, as the pandemic wore on, I sought ways to deepen my artistic practice. I turned to doll making and found it comforting: the repetition of sewing, felting, and draping was meditative. In it, I found peace during a time of personal and global loss. Further, the process was thought provoking; I encountered silence, the unknown, and memories. I began to see dolls as a way to honor traditions and to celebrate change. These dolls have helped me to walk with grief, and find solace along the way.