Live by Faith Not by Feelings, is a knitted conversation between Zoë Brooks and the Catholic Church Craft Group.
Exploring the narrative of ‘The Immaculate Conception’ tells the story of Brooks and her sister’s own “immaculate conception.” Brooks works in collaboration with the Catholic Church Craft Group honoring a promise once made by her parents of unborn children to the Catholic Church in exchange for approval of their marriage. However, Brooks and her sister were conceived through IVF processes against Catholic beliefs.
Through the Catholic Church’s craft group meetings, a time when everyone is welcome, Brooks embarks on a knitted conversation that presents a timely conflict between ancient beliefs and new technology.
Brooks is currently undertaking a project of working in collaboration with church craft groups around Australia to discuss this topic further.