The Great Basin Murders > Other Unidentified Remains

John Doe 80-1419
John Doe 80-1419
Applique, embroidery, and beadwork
16 1/4" X 17 1/2"
2013

This work is an investigation of an anonymous memorial. My subject is a police sketch of unidentified remains found near Salem, Oregon in 1980, which I researched through a national registry. My design is made using computer generated graphics relating to grieving from social networking. By translating this kitsch memorial into embroidery and applique, I attempt to broach the anonymity through devotional craft.