A Stitch in Time

Jennifer Akkermans

About the Artist

A Canadian artist, whose work examines the emotional content of home, memory, and belonging. Jennifer holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design. She has exhibited at Pier 21, the Art Gallery of Calgary, the Esker Foundation, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, and the Niagara Artists Centre. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, the Living Arts Centre, the Gushul studio, and the Fluid Festival. As a recipient of the Shantz Internship, she spent two months in Germany working with Alexandra Bircken. She currently lives and works in Toronto.

About the Works

A Stitch in Time depicts the artist attempting to make her new house a home. She repeatedly tries to “float” a quilt over the bed, but never gets it quite right. The image loops, giving a sense of eternity, determination, but yet, futility. The house hints at a cuckoo clock, a nod to the artist’s heritage and the passing of time.

A Stitch in Time. Mixed media, digital photo frame. 22” x 12” x 6”.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.
Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.