Found in pristine condition, Blue Jumper is now heavily darned and still worn. As environmentalist I’m anti-waste - I wear only second-hand wool. When moths ate Blue Jumper, I continued wearing it.
This disobedient garment has a disobedient wearer. My stitched intervention acts as placard: my slogan not shouted but darned. Personal, political, active and rebellious. Resilient against pressure to buy new: I can, I will, I am, through choice and necessity, wearing, repairing and re-wearing. In celebration of resistance and autonomy, like Plutarch’s Ship of Theseus, I will keep repairing Blue Jumper until all is repair, and beyond.
Blue Jumper was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2019. Accession number: T.2342:1&2-2021
Blue Jumper (2012 ongoing) woollen jumper, hand dyed viscose threads