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Communion | Jeff Wallace

Based in traditional material practices, Ruth Jeyaveeran’s work explores our tenuous relationship to the natural world. Drawing from her experience as part of the South Asian diaspora, Jeyaveeran examines the connections between our bodies, our communities, and nature as a way to confront feelings of otherness, alienation, and dissociation. Her process celebrates the repetitive motions of making using ancient craft traditions. Wool is primal, spiritual, and bound to nature. Textiles, a source of warmth and shelter, are a tactile antidote to our disenchantment with the modern world. Working intuitively, Jeyaveeran collaborates with the material and the process, allowing deeper truths to emerge.