Catherine Dacosta

Everyday/Beauty is a series of postcard sized photographs that draw attention to everyday moments. The photographs alternate between everyday scenes and portraits of people performing habitual tasks, to capture a sense of daily routines that are often overlooked. Over the images, free-hand embroidery traces and masks the image to call attention to the details and small gestures that constitute habits and routines. Everyday/Beauty incorporates a wide-range of everyday scenarios to highlight the scope of tasks that could make up different people’s everyday life and to celebrate these quiet moments.

‘Everyday/Beauty #1’ 2019, cotton thread on photographic paper, 6×4
‘Everyday/Beauty #2’ 2019, cotton thread on photographic paper, 6×4
‘Everyday/Beauty #3’ 2019, cotton thread on photographic paper, 6×4