Eileen Fisher Comissions: Brooklyn, Seattle & Detroit

Clothing Sculpture: All is actually each (detail), 2018 (after Aldous Huxley) 7’ x 28” x 28”

I just finished installing the last of 3 sculptures created for Eileen Fisher this summer. Though I worked out of their “Tiny Factory” in Irvington NY, my studio was huge. And with The Hudson River outside my door, it felt like an artist residency with all the clothing I could ever need. (more about that here). Over the course of 6 weeks, I used approximately 3,600 pounds of clothing. I tried to keep track of the number of garments I used, but alas, that did not happen!

Here is a bit about the process. In my early design discussions with the Eileen Fisher creative team, I made the above”playing card” sketches to facilitate design exploration. These were all about 2.5″ x 3.5″.

Those evolved into the schematics below that I created on my computer.

Schematics for Eileen Fisher Detroit & Seattle Stores.
Schematics for Eileen Fisher Detroit & Seattle Stores.

Once we nailed that down, I got down to sorting and folding. Here is where we landed for the Seattle store:

All is actually each, 2018 (after Aldous Huxley) 7’ x 28” x 28”

All is actually each (detail), 2018 (after Aldous Huxley) 7’ x 28” x 28”
All is actually each (detail), 2018
(after Aldous Huxley)
7’ x 28” x 28”

More about this piece under Works

And here is the piece for Detroit:

Separating being from becoming, 2018 (after Aldous Huxley) 7’ x 28” x 28”

More about this piece under Works

Maybe you are wondering about the piece I created for Brooklyn? Well, I need to get back there to do a proper photoshoot! I’m really excited to share that with you, as well as the amazing mini-doc that was created! In the meantime here is a schematic for the design.

Sketch done in Adobe Illustrator for the Eileen Fisher Brooklyn Store. Schematic for the Eileen Fisher Brooklyn Store.


Hard at work!Installing at Eileen Fisher, Bergan St. Installing at Eileen Fisher, Bergan St.

Derick and his steamer. Derick and his steamer.

Summer Studio, Eileen Fisher

Studio, Eileen Fisher Tiny Factory, 2018 (hall)

August 20, 2018

I’m in Seattle today, getting ready to install one of the 3 sculptures I created for Eileen Fisher. Drinking a big coffee and reflecting back on my summer residency, I feel a bit melancholy that it’s nearly over. The Eileen Fisher team generously gave me studio space in their Tiny Factory to create the work. Situated in their warehouse, surrounded by endless amounts of second-hand clothing, I was right at home:

Eileen_Fisher_Workspace2

Eileen Fisher, Tiny Factory
Eileen Fisher, Tiny Factory

As an added bonus, The Tiny Factory is located in a building that was built for Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1895. It was designed by Stanford White, a notorious art star of the gilded age (I love his shop coat and ‘stache!)

Stanford_White_Cosmo

Sadly, the other side of the building, which looked pretty much the same as this side, was chiseled off and faced with ordinary red brick. Someday I will try to find out how and why that happened.

Diesel Commission, Day 5 – Studio Time

Clothing Stacking Demo (Photo by Edouard Ducos)
Armature and Color/Value Plan
Armature and Color/Value Plan, Photo by Edouard Ducos
Love my new blue cover-alls! Was in the pile.
Love my new blue cover-alls, were in the pile! Photo by Edouard Ducos
Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos
What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos
Well, about 5% of the way done!
Well, about 5% of the way done! Photo by Edouard Ducos

So excited to exhibit the results of this new commission from Diesel. Getting on a plane soon which will get me to the exhibition space just in time for the opening! October 19-22, 2017 at YIA, Paris


Diesel has been a great partner and collaborator. See their new ad campaign here « Go with the flaw »


Fantastic support from amazing Agency Anolishttp://www.anolis.fr


Installed since 2014 in the exhibition hall of the Carreau du Temple in Paris, the YIA Art Fair annually has a selection of 65 French and international galleries of excellence and hosts an audience of more than 20,000 visitors (collectors, art professionals and curious people).

For its eleventh edition, the YIA – Young International Art Fair is held from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of October 2017 at the Carreau du Temple during the week of contemporary art in Paris, on the dates of the FIAC. http://yia-artfair.com

Workspace, St. Denis, Paris, France, 2017

WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France (Photo by Edouard Ducos)
WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France
WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France

Now THAT’s a studio!  If only it were mine to keep. And it came with complimentary French food.. Well OK, let’s not be greedy. Here till Wed, then to YIA for the exhibition.

Untitled (corner piece), 2017

Clothing Sculpture Schematic: Corner Piece Detail
Untitled (corner piece), 2017
Untitled (corner piece), 2017

This is a sketch for a piece comprised of 3175.15 kilograms of carefully folded second-hand clothing. It will be 2.1 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. The overall shape is that of a thick, free-standing, corner partition. The color vertically transitions from dark to light and the back again. Inside the corner of the structure, shirt sleeves, pant legs, ties, etc.. emerge to form bridge-like appendages. These elements express the human need to make connections and the idea that we are all one people. It relates to an early work seen Here

Studio Time: New Commission with Diesel

Studio Time
Studio Time
Studio Time

Heads down people!  Hard at work this past weekend, preparing a new commission for Diesel. The work will be exhibited in Paris at the YIA art fair. It opens next week on Thursday the 19th and runs through the weekend, coinciding with FIAC. The fair is at the Carreau du Temple, a beautiful space in the Marais.

Keep an eye on this space for updates as things unfold.

Styrofoam Fireplace (dream drawing)

Dream Drawing, September 10th, 2017
Dream Drawing, September 10th, 2017
Dream Drawing, September 10th, 2017

Size: 12″ x 9″
Materials: 200 lb. white paper, pencil & gouache

Dream Drawing, September 10th, 2017. OK, this one is embarrassing! I grew up working in my family’s styrofoam factory. That history is in here somewhere, but the rest, ask Carl Jung…

Tree Catalog, 2017

Tree Catalog

When I get out of the 7 train at Grand Central, I am faced with a long stairwell leading up to 42nd St. At the base of the stairwell, I often notice the yellow, hand painted numbers, which demarcate the first flight. Should I catalog all the trees in my yard? All the rocks and sticks too?

Tree Catalog
Tree Catalog