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.
Blue Jumper (2012 ongoing) woollen jumper, hand dyed viscose threads