The Last Year, a series of ten thread on fabric works, portrays the final months in the life of an elderly woman. With compassion and respect, they chronicle the woman’s journey toward death, from the onset of her decline, through brief reprieves of renewed strength, and finally, to acceptance and release.Combining the techniques of layering, piecing and machine sewing, Scherer’s unique approach to fabric medium presents the story and opens the inner narrative. Each work depicts a visually compelling moment, while raising universal and social issues that surround the processes of aging, dying and grieving. Scherer notes that, “My work provokes a dialogue that is essential to our times and our lives.”

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