September 23-27, 2016, Recology AIR
100% of the materials for this body of work was scavenged from Public Disposal and Recycle Area at Recology San Francisco, from June-September 2016.
During my four month residency at Recology I explored the concept of “making do” as a receptive creative strategy for life after system collapse. In a series of quilts and other sculptural objects, I allow the shapes of garments to be expressed, resulting in works of unusual geometric abstraction that are simultaneously suggestive of the human body.
6 x 4, 98” x 115”, (vertical or horizontal orientation) six pairs of military uniform pants, comforter, hand quilted with cotton thread.
a f t e r l i f e, 128” x 69”sun faded curtains, mattress pads, sheet, tied with wool thread.
s a f e t y n e t w o r k, 91” x 81”, Recology safety vests and uniforms, wool batting.
b u s i n e s s a t t i r e, 57” x 72”, stripe and oxford shirts, silk ties, fleece, hand quilted.
p i t s, 66” x 74”, shirt sleeves, silk ties, wool batting, sheet, hand quilted with cotton thread.
f i e l d, 76” x 85”, denim, wool, cotton scavenged the first day of the residency, comforter, hand quilted with embroidery floss,
f i e l d, 76” x 85”, installation dimension variable, sculptural view
s i n g u l a r i t y, 62.5’ x 10” – 33” circumference, installation dimensions variablejeans, polystyrene foam from stuffed animals,
o g d, 23” x 43” flattened furry, wool blanket, thread,
l a e p e t h n, 46” x 60”, flattened furry, wool blanket, thread,
e r b a, 76 x 100 inches, flattened furry, felt, carpet pad, thread
p o r t a l, 80 x 80 x 60 inches, installation dimensions variable; sheer and beaded curtains, hand quilted with wool thread, wood, rope