The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. A billion is a thousand millions. Imagine that.
I’ve made a column of folded cloth as a way to relate my time to the abyss of deep time. The column and its title reference the layers of rock that make up the Earth’s crust and document its past. Its printed textiles borrow patterns from geology.
ACTING LIKE STARLINGS
is a project guided by the observation of complex, emergent patterns arising in nature and the city. It includes wire drawings, monoprints and a book.
is a an enlarged wire drawing from the Acting Like Starlings series. It is made of water jet cut steel.
is a response to diagrams found in the book Design Data For Aeronautics and Astronautics (ed. Richard B. Morrison, University of Michigan, 1962). The project includes a series of six wire drawings and six screenprints. The prints depict the found diagrams perforated with constellations of pinpricks. The use of pins is instrumental to the process of drawing with wire.
is a series of six weavings. These feature patterns created by processing images of flocking birds through the pixelation, grid system and binary logic of digital technology and jacquard weaving.
is a sparse diagram of the process by which it is made. The accumulation of intersected and stray lines describes decisions and actions made by the weaver within the parameters of the loom. Each line represents a choice to force a series of tiny intersections and each line informs the next. The resulting collection of choices and consequences is a schematic or drawing of itself and a permutation that has emerged from infinite possibility.
(imagining what the holes contain) is a screenprinted diptych built from the superimposed negative images of multiple pieces of antique lace.