A Stitch Between
As her first solo show, A Stitch Between was installed during Burlington's Art Hop Weekend in September of 2021.
Utilizing fiber’s associations with femininity and feminine resilience, A Stitch Between explores love, reproductive liberty, family, and what it means to be at home in one’s body.
The work was created through a variety of processes, including printing, drawing, painting, and sewing. Most of the fabric in the show is sourced from old bedsheets, linens, cloth napkins, and cloths. Each textile was designed and hand printed by the artist over the last three years before being cut and pieced back together. These patterns are inspired by the histology of the uterus, highlighting the natural beauty of structures and processes that are often stigmatized. The work explores our socio-cultural ties to menstruation and reproduction, examining how expectations of ‘womanhood’ impact relationships.
The music that accompanied the work was created by Jeremy Ames in the program VCV rack. Generated by a series of virtual modulars, the soundscape is organic and ever changing. A sample of Bundock’s sewing machine running throughout the piece. The layers of ‘voices’ fade in and out of the piece, weaving together in a way that mimics the patterns and threads of the art on the walls.
The work included in this show is a culmination of art from her senior thesis in 2020 and pieces completed during her artist residency at The Vaults from 2020-2021.
The Kitchen's on Fire
83" x 59"
Recycled bed sheet, acrylic paint, block print, yarn, and quilting thread.
This piece was created after eating a traditional Slovak meal that her mother made in her great-great-great-great-great grandmother's cast iron pot. Inspired by the devotion of the women who cared for the heirloom before her, the piece is also an act of devotion. In total, there are 158 prints over the initial painting before being hand quilted, The woman holds open the pot amidst an invisible burning kitchen. The piece aims to address how domestic activities like cooking are both a source of joy and anxiety for the women of past generations.
The printed element is inspired by a aura visual experienced by Bundock during a complex migraine, She has a condition known as 'Alice in Wonderland Syndrome,' and nods to the novel by Lewis Carroll can be found scattered through her work.
Below My Mother's Studies
82" x 87"
Recycled bed sheet, acrylic painted backdrop, felt, embroidery floss, scrubs, and block prints.
Drawing from the experience of growing up while her mother was in medical school, this piece celebrates the inspiration we draw from our mothers. The piece incorporates scrubs from Bundock's mother and an old backdrop from an elementary school play the artist's father made. The artist and her younger brother also helped paint some elements of the backdrop such as swirls of flowers or leaves. The prints on the mother's shirt and books are the the histology of an ovary drawn from images in an old textbook Bundock's mother studied in school.
72” x 96”
Muslin, cotton blends, felt, recycled t-shirt, silkscreen prints, embroidery floss, machine embroidery, beads. Quilted with polyester batting.
Cycle Ten is inspired by the mental and physical effects of hormonal birth control. It is also a reflection on how internalized silence surrounding topics such as sexual health and sexuality often correlates with a lack of self-advocacy in healthcare settings. Elements of health are presented in the form of textiles inspired by histology of the uterine lining. Hundreds of beads sprawl over the blanket in a nod to hormonal birth control pills.