Contemporary Craft

I Can Feel the Sunshine Dance Across My Skin

I Can Feel the Sunshine Dance Across My SkinWire, beeswax, wool, organics2022 I Can Feel the Sunshine Dance Across My Skin explores the role of rest, care, and play in sustaining…

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Bonds

BondsHandspun wool, linen, paper, mixed media2022

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Smooth Talker

Smooth TalkerVellum, felt tip pen, thread, glass beads2022

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Double Standards

Double StandardsVellum, felt tip pen, thread, glass beads2022

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Encroaching Columella

Encroaching ColumellaVellum, cotton thread, water based pens2021 Sometimes it all just takes a really really really long time. And it’s worth it, but it might not seem like it’s worth…

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Facia Knots

Facia KnotsCotton, naturally dyed silk organza, rose pigment screenprint2021. Rose petal pigment made by Francesca Carella Arfinengo

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Maps of Transition

Are our personalities just a collection of our routines? Are our personalities ingrained? Do we perform them? We could find little bits and pieces in other people and sew them…

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Growing Forms, Free Standing

Growing FormsWool, soil, living plants2018 Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti and plants living in pots with decorative yarn outsides, soft and prickly,…

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Growing Forms: Hanging

Growing FormsWool, Soil, Living Plants2018 Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti living in textile and soil pods, watered through the permeable layer of…

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It Washes Through

It Washes ThroughHandspun wool, linen, nylon2018 We have routines and rhythms to our lives that are affected by our upbringing, our jobs, our partners and friends, our health. These rhythms…

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Calm

CalmCotton, wire2018 How do you record the weight a person has on a life, and the weight they have after they’re gone? How do you learn who someone is by…

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It Washes Over

Dedicated ToPaper, tape, cotton, wire2018 Book, Anal Pleasure and Health by Jack Morin: ​A token of the acceptance of sexuality from a family member shifted to a memorial of a…

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Loving You Hurt More

Loving You Hurt MorePaper, cotton, tape, wire2018 Journals with the story sliced and dissected, never to be read, but maybe to be understood some day.

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Dedicated to

Dedicated ToPaper, tape, cotton, wire2018 I was donated the book Anal Pleasure and Health by Jack Morin as part of my project. In his early 30s, my contributor had the realization that…

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The Process of Closure

​I work with objects that break people’s hearts but that they’ve held onto because of sentimental value. I take them apart and transforming them into something new that represents their…

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Growing Together/Growing Apart

Growing Together/Growing ApartCotton and rings2017. I was given these wedding bands as a generous contribution to my project. Wedding bands are culturally one of the biggest signifiers of commitment and…

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Taboos, then, have an all-encompassing quality

Taboos, Then, Have an All-Encompassing QualitySilk, cotton, paper2017 Aspects of a Person’s Sexuality are Established Early in LifeSilk, cotton, paper2017 Self Loving People Have Greater Internal Resources to Draw UponSilk,…

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Tokens From a Past Place

Everything Is Fine, Home Sweet HomeSilk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles2017 I Should be HappySilk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles2017 Carry You, SinkingSilk, mohair, cotton, cardboard, reclaimed textiles2017 To Use…

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Love Isn’t About Becoming, it is Being

Love Isn’t About Becoming, it is BeingDeconstructed snow boots and wool2017 “As a part of Katrina Craig’s Suffering Project, I donated a pair of snowboard boots, gently used. By gently,…

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Deconstructed Snow Boots

Deconstructed Snow BootsDeconstructed object given to artist2016 One boot taken apart. Transforming objects that make us sad into something new to honour their purpose, reflecting while engaging in the process…

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Compartmentalize

CompartmentalizePaper, tape2016 I’m sentimental with objects. I keep things that were important to me, whether happy or sad memories are attached, and I feel guilty throwing them away. I’ve been…

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The Wool Fish

‘The Wool Fish’ Naturally dyed handspun wool, paracord, linen2016 This interactive textile piece was built under a canopy with a pully system. Participants could pull on any of the strings…

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Photodegrade

PhotodegradeHand spun wool, linen, plastic bags dyed in indigo2015 As the plastic bags in this piece photo degrade, it reveals the structure underneath.

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Attitudes of 2015

Oppressing My Religion / Security Risk / Asking For It : Attitudes of 2015Naturally dyed wool and linen2015

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Nesting

Nesting: Our First Apartment Together (Trying to Keep it Together)Silk and handspun yarn2014 Nesting: My First Apartment Alone (Sanctuary)Handspun wool2014

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Movement Series

Movement 1Wool and Linen2014 Movement 2Wool and Linen2014 Movement 3Wool and Linen2014 Body Movement: Three sets of puppets that are animated when the wearer moves, transforming the form and manipulating…

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Movement Puppet

Fabric PuppetLinen and Cotton2013 Photos by Becky Gartner

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Dye Applications

Oxide dyes, mordant printing, block printing, natural dyes, and acid dyesCotton, silk and wool2012

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Pinwheel Lamps

Pinwheel LampsNaturally dyed fabric with screenprinted repeating pattern2011

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Decaying Fabric

Decaying FabricDevore treated cotton and polyester thread2011

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