Appliqued and embroidered diagram of a water table diagram. A water table shows the circulatory system of the earth, helping people imagine the movement that is constantly present but unseen in the flesh of the earth. It allows us to imagine the ground breathing.
Materials: fabric, thread
A Tapestry sewn to recreate a remembered terrain with notecards describing past and current political events. This piece was a reckoning with past and present, creating space for the discomfort of living in the past, and the discomfort with confronting our place in the present landscape.
Materials: Found blankets, fabric, thread, paper and ink
Dear Unformed Mountains,
Sewn book of poems- a collection of letters to and from geological forms
Educational resource about gender. Originally made to help students, staff and teachers at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) navigate the changing conversation around gender identity.
Materials: paper and ink
Mountains are Bodies, Mountains Our Bodies
This piece is about the ways in which queer identity is in flux- constantly being eroded and supplemented. Exploring portraiture through a geological lens, three weavings were created depicting queer people in the artists life- Carolina, Olive and Florian. The book which accompanies the exhibit is a self portrait of the artists' own grappling with living inside a trans body. The poems discuss grotesque-ness, immense beauty, natural disaster and personal destruction.
Materials: Cotton, Dye, Hand-bound book, wood, metal findings