Plied Bodies
Plied Bodies
Dodecaweave for all time
Dodecaweave

The only thing I think I know for sure

Rescue/Recovery

What I mean to say is

Plied Bodies
2019

Glazed and unglazed earthenware and stoneware, wool, cotton, ceramic slip the artist's hair, MDF, paint, video projection, iPad with video








Dodecaweave for all time
2018

Cotton, handwoven on AVL Dobby loom





Weaving is a technically binary structure: a warp thread can be either raised or lowered. When drafted, woven structure is drawn as a binary grid. Woven in multiple layers, weaving maintains its inherent binary nature but takes on a new physical dimensionality. My work on this twelve-layer cloth investigates the the material possibility of something that is physically multi-layered and structurally binary. Through woven layers, folds, and waves I ask how this transformative material could serve as metaphor to consider other structures found in cultural and societal constructs such as language, time, nationality, politics, gender, etc. Can it be a conceptual model for creatively imagining presents and futures that reconstruct pre-established systems in more just ways?



Twelve Layers, Thirteen Ways
2018

Colored pencil and ink on graph paper




Stages
2019

Paper, mat board, walnut






(45.544728, -73.632496)
2017

Handwoven cotton, maple, sound
In (45.544728, -73.632496) I translate time series data for the sunrise and sunset times in the city of Montreal between June 30th 2017 and April 30th 2018 into weaving and sound. Handwoven using a double-cloth pick-up technique, the field of light-colored thread suggests the totality of sunlight for the given time-frame and the dark is the sum of non-sun. The accompanying sound piece translates the same data set into a tonal sound work. The tones of sunrise and sunset times are played simultaneously, creating an oscillating scale that shifts slowly throughout the duration of the work.





(45.544728, -73.632496) and
The only thing I think I know for sure
2017
Installation view from Ignition 14 at Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen

Photos courtesy of Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen



The only thing I think I know for sure
2017

Colored pencil and ink on graph paper in walnut frames
The only thing I think I know for sure tracks the sunrise and sunset times in four places I've called home: Bloomington, MN, Chicago IL, Brooklyn NY, and currently Montreal QC. Through these drawings, I attempted to locate myself by comparing a seemingly constant factor: the rise and fall of the sun. In an uncertain political climate worldwide, this work is also a desperate and futile attempt to find a stable condition as a source for hope. This investigation has opened up broader questions for me about place, home, affect, imagined futures, systems of time, and patterns of movement on a personal and global scale.