No Man’s Land touches on the Japanese technique of Kintsugi, in which broken ceramic objects are mended with golden lacquer. This creates a new life for the object, more perfect for its flaws and more precious for its history. This process celebrates breakage and repair as an integral part of an object’s history, not something to be hidden away.
The artist has applied this craft philosophy to man-made political divisions that sever the globe. These lacerations have been transferred to a silken landscape, and using the traditionally feminine labor of needlework, sutured them with golden thread. No Man’s Land is a reimagining of the practice of cartography as one of healing; a new form which counter’s its historical association with conquest and demarcation.