Portfolio

 

 
weaving pic.jpg

A small selection of my more art - less craft pieces (whatever the hell that means) for your viewing pleasure...

 

Feminist War Flags

In Progress

I'm currently working on a series of feminist war flags.

Step 1: Weave some badass royal textiles 

Step 2: Goldwork embroider them 

Step 3: Hand-forge iron flag holders

So far I'm about 60 hours in and I'm 2/3rds of the way through step 1 so....this might take a few months. Stay tuned!

 
 
 
 
 

Painting with Thread

commissions

I've never taken an art class before and I am color blind which means I can't see hues or gradations in most scenarios. Naturally, I wanted to see if I could figure out how to "paint" with thread.

My process: Sketch out the image + scratch out the directionality of the "strokes". Use the color codes of the floss to determine what shades I'm working with and then start "painting". Lastly, send dozens of photos of the piece to my friends to get their input on if my colors are right. I have very patient friends!  

 
 
 

Elements

weaving experiment

I wanted to explore weaving with lots of wacky weft materials. These pieces include: fishing line, metal wire, feathers, ribbons and rope. I created a series of four panels, each evoking one of the four elements. I wove it on one really long white warp. Once I split them, I treated them. Fire was painted with acrylics and then beat with charcoal powder so it looks like it went through a fire. Water was dip dyed in indigo to create water line marks. Earth was painted with acrylics and beat with clay. Air was unwoven in parts to create the feel of it being battered by the wind. 

 
 
 
 
 

Vintage Textiles

Series

I am obsessed with estate sales. I search out the finest antique and vintage hand embroidered textiles. I study the work of the artist who stitched them before me and then work to mirror or compliment whatever colors or stitching that already exist as I add my modern feminist or political messages to the pieces.

I feel great kinship with the mystery women who worked each piece before me. There is magic in these textiles. Magic.

This series was part of the Anti Art Fair in London in October and are for sale.

EmotionalLabor.JPG
 
 
 
SlayThePatriarchy.JPG

Vintage Coloring Books

Series

Inspired by a collection of vintage coloring books that I acquired at an estate sale, I adapted some of the more problematic images and messages moving away from gendered, sexist, and nationalistic themes. I re-adapted them to reflect a modern feminist and globalist lens.

This series was part of the Anti Art Fair in London in October and are for sale.

If you are a stitcher, I created a set of patterns for this series that you can on here.

 
 
 

Politicians Say Things

Series

I like to document moments where I believe elected officials say things that reveal who they are or what they stand for in a sentence or two.

Moments when their words tell us something about how they think about their fellow humans or power in general.

Current series includes: Barack Obama, Trump, Theresa May, Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, and Mitch McConnell.

This series was part of the Anti Art Fair in London in October.

obama.jpg
 
 
 
 
Screen Shot 2016-09-22 at 3.15.06 PM.png