PELTS SERIES:
The works in the "Pelts" series investigate the relationship between the body and the various structures designed to house it--from the physical structures of clothing and architecture to the metaphysical structures of social expectations, cultural codes, and self-imposed restrictions. By drawings associations between the structures of clothing and architecture, I make these structures into barriers and protective shells, places of simultaneous comfort, hiding, and stagnation.
Using found and repurposed materials and/or the aesthetics of deterioration and decay, I point to the fallability of these structural divisions. By interrupting or rupturing the repetitive patterns of weaving with gestures of urgency--knotting, lashing, tearing--I aim to further reveal the porosity, inefficacy, and ephemerality of these labored surfaces.