Light based sculpture by Rebekah Johnson examines what else was
folded up in the hope chest with the linens - fear? anticipation? hope?
passion? What replaces these items as time goes on - wedding dress,
baby clothes - contentment? disillusion? love?' Cedar chests,
illuminated from within, reveal layers of words cut from vellum and
chart the history of hope - and the path of a life - through the
handwriting of mother, cousin and daughter - layered on each other as
the generations are, and reflecting the arc of time and the changes in
attitude towards marriage in the last 60 years.Also featured is a
hand-rendered by the artist on vellum loose-bound copy of Anton
Chekhov's short story 'The Trousseau'