My work attempts to unify and highlight the relationship between interior and exterior experience through processes that involve time and devotion. I employ folk art and craft process, typically hand and needle work such as embroidery, patchwork, and crochet, as well as voice, language, narrative, and gesture, to create scores – objects, environments, and opportunities – that activate restorative rhythms of attention, such as bereavement, trance, curiosity, conversation, and courage on the edge of the unknown. For instance, I believe something as mundane and functional as threading a needle, when engaged intentionally or witnessed within the context of aesthetic experience, can trigger a deeper, embodied understanding of our relationship to both the concept and activity of focus.
Residency: June 2016 - September 2016
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24
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