There is an old Jewish folktale that goes like this: when a young boy is born, his grandfather, a tailor, makes him a baby blanket. As the boy grows older, the blanket tears and his grandfather fashions it into a coat. When the sleeves become tattered, he turns it into a vest. And when that rips, it becomes a hat. And then a handkerchief. And so on and so forth until it becomes a button, which the boy, now a young man, loses. The grandfather is devastated — he cannot turn nothing into something for his grandson. But then the grandson turns it into a story.

 

 
 

Pedestal (Dress form)

Muslin, pins, foam, steel

60 x 17 x 13 inches (152.4 x 43.18 x 33 cm) 


 
 

Pedestal (Hangers)

Muslin, pins, foam, aluminum

17 x 11 x 5 inches (43.18 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm)

 
 
 

Scenes of Work

Carbon paper, frame

25 x 35 1/4 inches (63.5 x 89.5 cm)


 

Woman Tailored Work Shirts

Digitally printed fabric, thread


American Pussy Flag

To unstitch is not to destroy, it is to re-consider. To take out the stitches of a garment is an enormously careful and considered process. One that you do when something is not working as it should, something needs to be done again. Stitch ripping is something you do to things you care about, but need a little help.

 
 

Pigment print taken at Sulgrave Manor, the British ancestral home of US President George Washington 

33 1/2 x 37 3/4 inches (85.4 x 96.4 cm)

 
 
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Deconstructed American flag, memorial box

25 x 13 x 3 1/2 inches (63.5 x 33 x 9 cm)

 

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ELASTIC Performance Festival

Oxford Brookes University

May 6, 2017

 
 
 

American flag, pink thread, memorial box

25 x 13 x 3 1/2 inches (63.5 x 33 x 9 cm)

 

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