This Was Once Called Whitework
Series of needlework sculptures made during a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Materials were gathered from local thrift shops and junkyards, where relationships with vendors and other workers were established for the duration of the project. Treatments examined historical "whitework" sewing in contrast to damage and decay. This practice was originally called whitework because raw, un-dyed fiber stitches were worked into fabric of the same color.
Materials: burned bedsheets, mattress pad, several garments, drop cloth, mattresses, broken glass, thread, embroidery floss