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.

My Agenda for Chaos, 2008

Clothing Sculpture: My Agenda for Chaos, 2008 (detail)

My Agenda for Chaos, 2008

Size:
9′ x 1′ x 2′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Stretched canvas panels, wooden frame, clothing, foam inserts and pins

Description:
The clothing tags in this object form a poem, using both full words and phonetics:

U | R | Desire | 4 | Unity
M | Eye | Agenda | 4 | Chaos

This piece is comprised of 11 individual canvas panels, joined together in a frame. Each panel has a hole cut in the center, revealing a clothing tag. The tag is still attached to the garment, which is hangs down, behind the panel.

The tags are all real brands. I come across them while making other sculptures and set them aside. I also do research to extend what is essentially a working lexicon of brands, and purchase garments as needed.

Lintscape, 2007 (small)

Lintscape, 2007 (small)

Lintscape, 2007 (small)

Size:
5.5″ x 3″

Materials:
Masonite & lint roller tape

Description:
A lint roller is used to collect loose fibres from large clothing sculptures. Because of the way the clothing is stacked and compressed, the lint creates odd splotches and bands of color on the lint roller tape.