Wilderness, 2012

Wilderness, 2012

Approximate Size:
3′ x 3′ x 1′ (H x W x D)

Second-hand clothing, thread

Over one hundred garments are sorted by type and folded 12 inches wide. They are then tightly rolled with the final outside layer stitched in place. The entire piece is held together by a combination of hand stitching and friction.

The clothing is sorted by garment type and rolled in the order that it is generally worn, with underwear in the center and overcoats on the outside. Within each garment type the clothing was sorted from light to dark, creating contrast between the layers. Inspired by a passage in Bern Porter’s book “I’ve Left” Section 2, page 12 where he describes the various movements involved in getting dressed for a formal event.

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