Diana Blok: Time Tells / El tiempo lo dirá
I began a process of rescuing memories after my father's death in 1998. I was searching for clues which would lead me to discover more of who he was and as a result, more of who I was. Memories of his past were carried by photographs and negatives stored in boxes. Seven years after his death, my mother followed, leaving behind her personal archive in the form of a precious collection of handmade garments.
Her legacy was embodied in the delicately stitched and embroidered clothes she created for us for the key moments in our lives: baptism, communion, weddings. But all the while, my Catholic, Argentine mother's needle was patterning secrets, unutterable events of the past: indelible images that would eventually surface and give light to her prophetic words: 'el tiempo lo dira'. That is, 'time will tell'.