Making art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect, I manipulate, layer, and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology. I create sculptural and installation works about the human relationship to biological narratives.
I disassemble salvaged towels, sweaters, and t-shirts that have warmed and wiped the bodies of their previous owners. Fascinated by wear on the weave of these well-worn fibers, I treat the aging and deterioration as a part of the creative process. Recycled materials are central to my process and inform the themes I work with as an artist. Using needle and thread, I manipulate and sew the fiber into a new form. The resulting pieces are organic and biologically inspired, utilizing the natural tendency of the fabric to crease and flow. Utilizing surface, texture and vivid colors as my main tools, the work addresses ecology, the complexity of the internal human landscape, and identity.
salvaged fiber, thread
24″ x 52″ x 3″
Salvaged fiber, poly-fill, beads and thread on wood panel
13″ x 14″ x 5″
Salvaged fiber, beads, thread on wood panel
12″ x 12.5″ x 2.5″
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Address: 4928 NE Flanders St Portland, OR, 97213, USA