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“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”

― Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

This unique piece, one of a series of three, is an exploration of the experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fused seamlessly with Mackie's own through the salvation, destruction and re-contextualizing of materials. The use of antique textiles in her work, along with traditional techniques, such as embroidery, tapestry and applique create an ongoing dialogue, a tension, between materialism and value, consumerism and memory.

This work has been stretched onto a frame with a wood support.
“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”

― Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

This unique piece, one of a series of three, is an exploration of the experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fused seamlessly with Mackie's own through the salvation, destruction and re-contextualizing of materials. The use of antique textiles in her work, along with traditional techniques, such as embroidery, tapestry and applique create an ongoing dialogue, a tension, between materialism and value, consumerism and memory.

This work has been stretched onto a frame with a wood support.
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“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”

― Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

This unique piece, one of a series of three, is an exploration of the experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fused seamlessly with Mackie's own through the salvation, destruction and re-contextualizing of materials. The use of antique textiles in her work, along with traditional techniques, such as embroidery, tapestry and applique create an ongoing dialogue, a tension, between materialism and value, consumerism and memory.

This work has been stretched onto a frame with a wood support.
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Untitled 4 (I Am The Sum Total Of Everything) Collage

Aby Mackie

Spain

Collage, Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 19.5 W x 45 H x 2.1 D in

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“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.” ― Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children This unique piece, one of a series of three, is an exploration of the experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fused seamlessly with Mackie's own through the salvation, destruction and re-contextualizing of materials. The use of antique textiles in her work, along with traditional techniques, such as embroidery, tapestry and applique create an ongoing dialogue, a tension, between materialism and value, consumerism and memory. This work has been stretched onto a frame with a wood support.

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Collage:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19.5 W x 45 H x 2.1 D in

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Aby Mackie is a Barcelona-based artist whose wall-based sculptures are unified through a materials-led methodology combining storytelling and social commentary. Recurring themes can be identified as materialism, consumerism, value and memory. Each series investigates the interconnectedness of these themes through the language of materials. Often in Barcelona, the contents of entire homes are either thrown onto the streets or auctioned off at Encants Vells market. The creation of Mackie’s work is driven by the selection and repurposing of objects and textiles from these two practices in order to explore ongoing cultural concerns. This roots Mackie’s artistic process in the everyday existence of the unrecognised, uncelebrated, unknown lives of Barcelona’s residents. Mackie is captivated by the unobvious silent material witnesses to a life lived; a worn bed sheet, a stained tablecloth, a moth-eaten gown. Such artefacts bare the marks and physicality of human nature, possessing a poetic power. They are simultaneously valuable in their uniqueness and worthless in their deteriorated, decontextualized state. Each piece created from these objects is therefore both the artist’s personal expression of the hidden memories embedded in the original items, and a way to explore the recycling and re-contextualising of meaning and value in contemporary society. The experience and memories of others, imagined and real, fuse seamlessly with Mackie’s own through the salvation, destruction and discordant juxtaposition of materials. A rich mix of influences can be seen through Mackie’s work in terms of concept, techniques, materials, subject matter and aesthetic sense, inviting the viewer to create their own connections and interpretations and encouraging personal storytelling through materiality.

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