Jeanne Williamson Ostroff


Dates in a Life Project 2017

Mixed Media on Stiffened Fabric

Dates in a Life Project 2017

Dates in a Life Project 2017
mixed media on stiffened fabric
34" x 41.5"


Artist's Statement

The Dates in a Life Project 2017 documents the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017.

It's created with monoprinted textures of construction fences, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged paper and fabric on stiffened fabric.

The small printed dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The dotted white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

The dotted lines connect the date we purchased the milk with the expiration date.

The solid white squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns show the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from.

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