A series of three dimensional stitching experiments that look to Erica Wilson’s cataloging of embroidery techniques.
The Performative Curtaining Projectis a multidisciplinary investigation that intends to correct architecture and create better urban interiors. Historically curtains are understood to block and filter light, provide privacy, and mend construction by blocking gaps hence minimizing drafts. The development of the modernist plate glass window caused curtaining to be utilized to further “right” architecture. Picture windows in American tract homes were situated for façade symmetry, but generated interiors that were imbalanced and difficult to inhabit, wall to wall curtaining was utilized to correct these issues. The advent of the urban glass tower with floor to ceiling glazing further exacerbated this problem. The task of Performative Curtainingaddresses and rectifies such urban interior issues caused by large expanses of glass as well as obstructions caused by HVAC elements typically found in pre-war apartment buildings. Additionally, analysing curtaining’s historically performative role questions issues of home goods consumption.
Embroidery thread on linen mounted onto MDF room model, 2014
Combining methods from the GridWork embroidery series and The History of Her Rooms models these artifacts investigate spatial qualities that develop when a surface is embellished with line and when this subsequent surface is bent to carve space.
Photos by Caleb Crawford
Commission for Myonggi Sul Design Studio. Intended as "jewels" to reside on a grey Vladimir Kagan Sofa. Spring 2017
A continuous study in stitching as expressive and didactic as applied to functional objects.
Series of KNIT/STITCH/WEAVE explorations developed for the FIVExFIVExFIVE mini- works juried exhibition at Jackson State University, Gadsen Art Gallery, June 2016
A continuation of the investigations begun in the 5X5 series using
knit/ stitch/weave techniques.
2014, embroidered thread on linen
Brooklyn Buttons are culled from off-cuts, experiments, and mistakes of larger projects. Experiments in stitching, color combinations, and formal investigations embellish the recycled content. The small canvas of the buttons asks the question: how much space do you need to tell a story?