All is Actually Each, 2018

Clothing Sculpture: All is Actually Each, 2018 (side d)

This work, along with 2 others, was commissioned by Eileen Fisher. All the garments (approximately 800 lbs. in this piece) came from Renew, Eileen Fisher’s take-back and reuse program. They preserve the value of their clothes at every stage, in any condition. The garments are cleaned, repaired and re-sold, given to women in need and used to create new garments, textiles and art. This piece was installed in the Seattle, University Village store and will be on display for a year or so. After that, the garments will go back into the Renew program to be turned into something else.

With casters and an eye hook attached to the base, this piece can be rolled from one part of the store to another. This strategy harkens back to a piece I created for The University of Maryland in 2010 called Social Mobility.

Approximate Size:
7′ x 28′ x 28′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood, steel & casters

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 in the Blog.

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


Founded in Paris in 2010, the international contemporary art fair YIA-Young International Art Fair, has today 10 editions ; as well in Paris as Brussels, Maastricht and Basel.

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


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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, lets not be greedy. Here till Wed, then to YIA for the exhibition.


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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. The piece will utilize all colors. It is 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

Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted, 2017

Clothing Sculpture: Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted

A cube of carefully folded second-hand clothing. As one walks around the perimeter, the color values transition from dark to light and then back again, with the most intense colors gathered toward the vertical center.

The piece was commissioned by Diesel for the YIA art fair in Paris. It was designed and built in 1 week by a small army of assistants. Management, production and support was provided by the agency Anolis.

See the corresponding ad campaign

NOTE: The title is from the book The Phenomenology of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel from 1910.

Approximate Size:
7′ x 6′ x 6′ (H x W x D)

Weight:
1,860 lbs.

Materials:
Second-hand clothing & wooden armature

Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail 1)
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail 2)

All the clothing came from in and around Paris. Frayed, stained, stretched out and torn, at once distinct and anonymous.

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Prayer, Study

Clothing Sculpture: Prayer Study

Quick study for the prayer bundles I’ve been thinking about.

Prayer Study
Prayer Study

Night Sky, 2016

Clothing Sculpture: Night Sky (detail), 2016
Night Sky, 2016
Night Sky, 2016
Night Sky (detail), 2016
Night Sky (detail), 2016

In New York City, the night sky never fully darkens. The buildings emit a warm, muted glow transitioning through bands of aqua, periwinkle, and lavender to a crown of royal blue. Only the brightest stars emerge.

Size: 48″ x 38″ x 6″ (H x W x D)

Materials: Folded second-hand clothing, steel & wooden frame

Weight: Aprox. 200 lbs.

Display: Free standing or wall hung.

Trace, 2016

Clothing Sculpture: Trace, 2016

A path is made by walking. This piece is created with whole garments, folded to six inches wide and stapled into a wooden frame for easy transport.

Size: 48″ x 38″ x 6″ (H x W x D)

Materials: Folded second-hand clothing, steel & wooden frame

Weight: Aprox. 200 lbs.

Display: Freestanding or wall hung.

Untitled (pink), 2016

Clothing Sculpture: Untitled (pink), 2016

To create this piece, each garment was sorted from dark to light with some adjustments to account for intensity. In the collection of Laura Michalchyshyn and Richard Gilbert.

Size: 48″ x 12″ x 6″ (H x W x D)

Materials: Folded second-hand clothing, steel & wooden frame. Shown here hanging on wood-paneled wall.

Weight: Aprox. 70 lbs.

Display: Freestanding or wall hung.

Untitled (stripes), 2016

Clothing Sculpture: Untitled (stripes), 2016

When sorting each garment from dark to light, I did a rating of each color (eg. the red AND the white stripes in a rugby shirt) and then averaged the two. I factored in the proportion of the stripes (if they were not 50/50) and then adjusted for intensity (hot colors look lighter than they actually are).

Size: 48″ x 12″ x 6″ (H x W x D)

Materials: Folded second-hand clothing, steel & wooden frame. Shown here hanging on wood-paneled wall.

Weight: Aprox. 70 lbs.

Display: This piece can hang but also sit on a shelf or plinth, vertically or horizontally.