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The Night Before Install

Updated: 6 days ago

For the past year or so, I've been creating work for Embodied: Contemporary Takes on the Dress. The group show centers the work of 13 women from across Alabama in a celebration of textiles, design, and creativity. I am writing this after completing my contribution:

  • A multi-layered warrior's gown made with natural, found, and reclaimed materials.

  • A winged helm of crochet lace panels, skate blades, and found objects.

  • A 6' x 4' hanging that communicates my artistic process during the project.

  • Crochet rope motifs in various forms.

A collection of packed boxes and supplies under a blackboard.
All packed up and ready to go!

At this point in the process, I'm preparing for installation day. All of the work is packed neatly away. The toolbox is ready to go. I'm at the point in the project where I like to reflect and uncover the narrative that weaves through the art. It's time to head back to the drawing board, sift through old notes, and pull on threads until something happens.