This antique chair seeps and weeps. Cut-outs of floral upholstery fabric resemble networks of an overgrown plants or  perhaps viscera of wounded animal.

The chair came to be mine after my maternal grandmother died. I remember her as a cold, unyielding woman who only warmed to me when she was within days of her death.

The chair was covered with a very uncomfortable, unattractive thick skin of muted brown fabric. Underneath were layers of more sprightly floral prints.

The title refers to both the repetition of a pattern within a run of fabric and to genetic or environmental pre-disposition.



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