What is Mending as Metaphor?
I am Ruth Katzenstein Souza and Mending as Metaphor has grown out of my lifelong work as a textile artist who uses found materials as the base for my work. This practice is a response to our disposable culture and is an antidote to help us live more sanely in a fast paced world. Mending seems to touch on something mythic and ancient and yet very universal, practical and of this moment.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
- Arthur Ashe