ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTIONS:

These large-scale site-specific and site-responsive Architectural Interventions question our assumptions about material characteristics and the stability of boundaries—whether physical, architectural, or self-created.  These works begin with the history of textiles and tapestry, used in the 15th century to divide women's and men's domestic spaces and, starting long before that, as wall coverings or skins before walls were painted. These works are based in how textiles--then the object of women's work--ended up domesticating, gendering, and ultimately confining people to various spaces. Working at a large scale and with the imagery of textile processes, I create works that upend our gendered associations with fibers: hand-cranked rope replaces yarn to create an impassable barrier; simple yarn creates an imposing, looming wall.