Donna Troy Cleary

1. Confessions... the start of something

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I thought it would be interesting to frame my work with its inspiration.  

My past includes training and working as an RN at a major teaching hospital in Boston for 13 years.  I've also raised two children into adulthood.  Ideas around women's work, care based activities, concepts of labor and feminism occupy the core of my thought process when creating art.  

Yarn and crochet conjure thoughts of sweaters and stuffed toys but those ideas are humorously subverted by coupling them with the generative body.

Discarded but well-used objects from the domestic space allude to the end of my time being fully occupied by the needs of my children and former spouse.  

meat 8 x 4 x 9 inches.  meat grinder attachment, yarn, upcycled grocery bags (stuffing), 2016

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8 x 4 x 9 inches.  meat grinder attachment, yarn, upcycled grocery bags (stuffing), 2016