An archive of garments, built entirely by hand, one of a kind, to live with, to live in
each coat the remnant of an act
material turning into thread into textile into carved cocoon.
Thousands of lines - hand spun thread - are warped, measured, braided, and prepared for a tall, broad, wooden floor loom. Braided chains of threads form the backbone - each line extended, rolled, and stretched for the weft. Pemanetly woven together through a solitary and ritual-like process, formed line by line. It is a physically intensive process, a rhythmic act of dancing-drawing-building. This woven web is then introduced to water baths, where the warp and weft threads negotiate their place.
It is then that the textile dictates what it wants/needs/demands/desires and how to settle into the world. Over one hundred hours are required for each piece.
Selected work. For further information or for the full archive, please write.