Two Pillow Cases

Pink and Cream, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton), Wool. 17" x 20" x 19"

Pink and Cream, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton), Wool. 17" x 20" x 19"

Pink and Cream, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton), Wool. 17" x 20" x 19"

Pink and Cream, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton), Wool. 17" x 20" x 19"

Purple and Ivory, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 25" X 21" X 24"

Purple and Ivory, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 25" X 21" X 24"

Purple and Ivory, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 25" X 21" X 24"

Purple and Ivory, 2020. Two pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 25" X 21" X 24"

Red and Brown, 2020. Two Pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 20" X 15" X 18"

Red and Brown, 2020. Two Pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 20" X 15" X 18"

Red and Brown, 2020. Two Pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 20" X 15" X 18"

Red and Brown, 2020. Two Pillow cases (Cotton and Satin), Wool. 20" X 15" X 18"

Brown and Ivory (Hanging), 2020. Two Pillow Cases (Satin), Wool, 34" X 20" X 20"

Brown and Ivory (Hanging), 2020. Two Pillow Cases (Satin), Wool, 34" X 20" X 20"

Brown and Ivory (Hanging), 2020. Two Pillow Cases (Satin), Wool, 34" X 20" X 20"

Brown and Ivory (Hanging), 2020. Two Pillow Cases (Satin), Wool, 34" X 20" X 20"

Description

These sculptures were created using the pillow cases from bed sheets purchased off eBay, and a continuum of Amato’s Bed Sheet project. By combining two pillow cases from two separate bed sheet sets that have traveled from all parts of America, these sculptures reflect on intimacy between strangers, particularly during this time of Covid. Their seams are intentionally exposed to reflect on the parts of ourselves that we want to keep hidden or the messy, oozing, bodily functions of ourselves that we do not want to expose, both within intimate (personal)l and professional relationships . The colours of the bed sheets were chosen for representing both the internal and the external body.

Amato is currently working on this series in her Brooklyn studio.