Bridge, 2004 (detail)

Bridge, 2004 (detail)

Size:
15″ x 11.25″

Materials:
96 lb. white paper and pencil

Description:
A double stack of folded clothing with shirt sleeves, pant legs and belts stretched between the two.

Grasp, 2005

Grasp, 2005

Size:
6′ 7″ x 7′ x 7′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded second-hand clothing, wood and steel

Description:
The doorway pictured here is the width of an average person’s shoulders. I like to imagine that as someone passes through the opening (and brushes up against both sides), they complete a circuit with the rest of the clothing.

Thanks to the parish of Mary Help of Christians Church on E. 12th St. in the east village fowr their generous, ongoing clothing donations.

Wedge, 2005

Wedge, 2005

Size:
40″ x 40″ x 13″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood and steel

Description:
The actual brands embroidered on the clothing’s tags are displayed one below the next. They spell out the following “Product Poem”:

No Boundaries | 2 | Ecko
2 | Discus | s

So… | U | And I | Underscore
A Line | Barely There

U | Breakaway | Access

And I | Report | Zero Exposure

Zero Exposure, 2005

Zero Exposure, 2005

Size:
11.25″ X 15″

Materials:
96 lb. white paper and pencil

Description:
This “Brand Poem” is a drawing of imagined clothing tags (of actual, real brands). They are arranged to form the following stanzas:

No Boundaries | 2 | Ecko | 2 | Discuss

So… | U | And I | Underscore | A Line | Barely There

U | Breakaway | Access

And I | Report | Zero Exposure

Boundary, Installation Instructions, 2005

Boundary, Installation Instructions, 2005

Size:
8.5″ x 11″

Materials:
Digital

Description:

This document was created for an exhibition at the Solyanka Gallery in Moscow, Russia. I was not able to attend, so an installation crew built the piece for me. It details the fabrication process, as well as the general philosophy of the piece.

Ligature, 2005

Ligature, 2005

Size:
15″ x 11.25″

Materials:
120 lb. white paper and pencil

Description:
An arc of stacked clothing with a network of belts providing lateral support.

The opening in the curved wall allows the average person to stand in the gap and peer inside. As they do so, their clothing acts as a bridge, transforming the arc into a circle.

Untitled (25 Belts), 2005

Untitled (25 Belts), 2005

Approximate Size:
8′ x 14″ x 14″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Belts

Description:
I chose this particular tree because of the vertical cleave in the trunk. The belts are symbolically performing a reparative task.

The longest belts are used at the base, where the tree is thickest, while the shortest belts are used at the top.

Thanks to the Riverhead, NY Congregationist Church Thrift Shop for all the belts.

Clothing Loop, 2004

Clothing Loop, 2004

edition of 10

Approximate Size:
6 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Cut & folded paper

Description:
Made from a long scroll of heavy rag paper which is cut, folded and glued into a five layered box.

The order of the silhouettes correlate to the way we layer the clothing we wear. A trench coat forms the outer layer while a t-shirt and a pair of briefs delineate the inside edge.

The resulting configuration allows the viewer to to peer through four progressively smaller openings toward a thin sheet of pink skikibu paper. This paper floats within the final frame, casting a warm glow throughout.

Grasp (Maquette), 2004

Grasp (Maquette), 2004

Size:
10″ x 12″ x 12″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Folded doll clothing, wood and thread

Description:
The overall shape of this piece refers to the form of a grasping hand. “The grasp reflex appears at birth and persists until five or six months of age. When an object is placed in the infant’s hand and strokes their palm, the fingers will close and they will grasp it. The reverse motion can be induced by stroking the back or side of the hand.”