“Dimbers” are precious treasures of beauty and sentiment. To preserve our culture, southern women pass their collections onto the next generation. I inherited my name from my mother, who inherited her name from her mother, who inherited her name from her mother, who inherited her name from “Nell” in Charles Dickerson’s novel, The Old Curiosity Shop. Three generations of curiosities came with the name.
I arrange our dimbers within the landscape of dreams where rooms are fleeting impressions on a white ground. Ambiguity allows the viewer to see with his/her own eyes and interpret his/her own story.
My goal is to preserve the memories of my maternal ancestors and serve as the custodian of their cherished dimbers.