Vaccinated and Vermin Free, 2020
paper, thread 70” x 60” x 3”
Ellis Island immigration steerage-class inspection cards circa 1900 printed on tea-stained vellum and attached to tea-stained, hand-sewn paper garments
Steamship Ticket to America #2, 2020
vellum, thread, canvas, metal grommets 39” x 49” x 2”
authentic steamship tickets circa 1900 printed on vellum and tea-aged, hand-sewn together, inspired by story of my grandmother who grabbed a ticket intended for someone else and ran off to America at age 17
Online Grocery Shopper’s Fashion Statement, 2020
paper grocery bags and boxes, corrugated paper, cold wax, thread 54” x 39” x 2”
The accumulation of paper bags and boxes from online grocery shopping due to COVID-19 led to the creation of an online shopping "garment" for the occasion
Metamorphosis #1, 2019
polypropylene shopping bags, thread, wool batting 26” x 25” x 4”
deconstructed French and American shopping bags sewn together in tubes and interwoven
Metamorphosis #2, 2020
polypropylene shopping bags, thread 36” x 22” x 4”
deconstructed Trader Joe's shopping bags sewn together in semi-random strips with dressmaker tucks and pleats added
Metamorphosis #3, 2020
polypropylene shopping bags, thread, handmade paper yarn, paper cord, gesso, acrylic paint - 32” x 31” x 2”
deconstructed Trader Joe's shopping bags sewn into strips, woven, embellished with paint and cord
Sewing 101, 2020
found linen, archival pigment ink, wire, thread 48" x 60" x 4"
A notched collar and a sleeve have been added to a bed linen manufacturer's sample found with multiple seams, holes, and numbered panel. This piece has also been embellished with a variety of dressmaking symbols, pattern parts and hieroglyphics to reference the symbolic language of sewing
Inventing Beauty, 2019
handmade flax paper, abaca tissue paper, thread, newspaper type 21" x 42" x 3"
Newspaper type on front and back of handmade paper dress with machine-sewn lace express the artist's creative journey.
It’s a Cinch!, 2017
watercolor paper, ink, bookbinding paper, thread, wire, metal chain 35" x 15.5"
paper vest inspired by embroidered German bodice from late 1800s
Climate Change, 2017
paper maps, thread, silk yarn 20" x 20"
Duplicated layers of the same map in different proportions have been machine and hand-stitched over each other to illustrate changes in the Antarctic Circle.