Social Practice - Mending & hand stitching on abandoned quilts.Quilt: 75" w x 98" h
The Collective Mending Sessions is a social practice work centered around collaboratively mending abandoned quilts. Started in 2018, these workshops are led by artist Catherine Reinhart and teach basic textile care and mending. Discussion and community building is developed around the question of, "How do you MEND your community?"
Sculpture: plexi, threadEVR 50" h 5" w x 5" d MRR 35.75"h 5" w x 5" deep
Diptych sculpture made from plexiglass and filled with bright layers of thread referencing sedimentary layers of earth and the state of my laundry pile. These works are the heights of my two young children, my artist equivalent to the practice of marking heights upon the doorjams of a family home.
Sculpture: plexi, cloth mask scraps5 foot 4inches h x 6.8 w x 6.8 d inches (Height and hand width of Average US Female)
Home Labours is a pillar filled with cloth mask scraps collected from home sewers across the nation. It stands the height of the average US female, whose unseen labours have made thousands of masks for the COVID-19 pandemic. This work is a relic, standing as evidence to the labour and care of this domestic army of artists, mothers, and makers.
Free motion stitching, trapunto quilting15.5" w x 19"h
Day-Glo Orange wall mounted fiber work created by tracing my son's dirty laundry, in this case his Finding Nemo training undies. The discarded item is the genesis for sewn mark mimicking topographical maps.