November 30, 2016

Material As Medium


I'm pleased to have two fiber works included in Material as Medium at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. My tactile collection of Bound Scissors and recent wall sculpture, Lifeline will be on display along with the work of fifteen other fiber artists. The exhibition explores the future of contemporary fiber and textile art using traditional materials in a new context, or unconventional materials in a more traditional formThe juror for this exhibition is Aaron McIntosh.


Participating fiber artists:
Meg Arsenovic, Richmond, VA
Emma Balder, Denver, CO
Diana Baumbach, Laramie, WY
Arisa Brown, Everett, WA
Danielle Burke, Black Mountain, NC
Brooks Dierdorff, Orlando, FL
Julia Gartrell, Durham, NC
Lindsay Hall, Arlington, VA
Krista Heinitz, Eugene, OR
Hannah Hiaasen, Brooklyn, NY
Kathleen Kennedy, Mechanicsville, VA
Tiffany Lange, Menomonie, WI
Matthew Paulson, Rockaway Beach, NY
Suzanna Scott, Ruston, LA
Meaghan Westfall, Rock Hill, SC
Katie Westmoreland, Brooklyn, NY

November 28, 2016

New Print


In light of recent political events here in the United States my series of 'Coin Cunts' has continued to gain interest and raise awareness of women's issues on many different fronts. I am continuing to seek out used kisslock coin purses with colorful and/or interesting interiors to grow the collection. As of its last installation this past summer it numbered over 100 pieces! 


This image is now available as a limited edition, poster-sized pigment print in my webshop. Its proceeds will be used to fund the growth of this project and its exhibition. You can purchase the new print here.

November 11, 2016

Ann Tower

Ann Tower, January 2001, in her home studio in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by David Stephenson, Lexington Herald-Leader file photo

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article113318818.html#storylink=cp

On Tuesday night I heard the sad news that Ann Tower, a talented artist and champion of artists across the state of Kentucky, passed suddenly from this life. As a young artist I had the privilege to work alongside her for a time when she opened Ann Tower Gallery in downtown Lexington in 2002.  Over the years Ann remained a friend and mentor to me in both life stuff and art stuff. Every time we chatted on the phone she encouraged me to keep at it as an artist. Her enthusiasm for beauty, life and art was endless and inspiring to so many. My memory of her will always be of this beautiful, smiling woman breezing into the gallery, her arms filled with a fresh bouquet of stargazers.

I will miss you Ann.

October 20, 2016

Layers Of Life


Layers of life are built of time, memory and experiences both significant and insignificant. Oftentimes it is those negligible things that spring to our consciousness time and again. Simple gestures are the found objects of life we hold onto for reasons we cannot explain. We are cocooned in these layers. We are bound by them. Our lives are like surprise balls with hidden treasures fossilized in its strata. Some are happy, some are sad, we share snippets with others as we meet and greet. Acquaintances grow into friendships. We mine their treasures as we share our own. We communicate and we connect. This is the sediment of life. It makes us vulnerable.

September 28, 2016

Shafts & Glands

An evolution of glandular shapes and biomorphic shafts, this family of Fiber Forms has been reproducing, and I've added several new ones to the website
I am thinking of the intricate web in/of our reproductive bodies and throughout the natural world. A tangle of coital life, I explore the animate and inanimate alike--whether ovaries, stamens, mammary glands or ancient fertility fetishes, modern sex toys and contraceptive devices. 


Through these forms I seek to meld the visual pleasures of knots and knobs with the endless labyrinth of time and sensual memory through repetitive twisting, wrapping and stitching. 

Read more about the process of creating these Fiber Forms.

November 30, 2016

Material As Medium


I'm pleased to have two fiber works included in Material as Medium at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. My tactile collection of Bound Scissors and recent wall sculpture, Lifeline will be on display along with the work of fifteen other fiber artists. The exhibition explores the future of contemporary fiber and textile art using traditional materials in a new context, or unconventional materials in a more traditional formThe juror for this exhibition is Aaron McIntosh.


Participating fiber artists:
Meg Arsenovic, Richmond, VA
Emma Balder, Denver, CO
Diana Baumbach, Laramie, WY
Arisa Brown, Everett, WA
Danielle Burke, Black Mountain, NC
Brooks Dierdorff, Orlando, FL
Julia Gartrell, Durham, NC
Lindsay Hall, Arlington, VA
Krista Heinitz, Eugene, OR
Hannah Hiaasen, Brooklyn, NY
Kathleen Kennedy, Mechanicsville, VA
Tiffany Lange, Menomonie, WI
Matthew Paulson, Rockaway Beach, NY
Suzanna Scott, Ruston, LA
Meaghan Westfall, Rock Hill, SC
Katie Westmoreland, Brooklyn, NY

November 28, 2016

New Print


In light of recent political events here in the United States my series of 'Coin Cunts' has continued to gain interest and raise awareness of women's issues on many different fronts. I am continuing to seek out used kisslock coin purses with colorful and/or interesting interiors to grow the collection. As of its last installation this past summer it numbered over 100 pieces! 


This image is now available as a limited edition, poster-sized pigment print in my webshop. Its proceeds will be used to fund the growth of this project and its exhibition. You can purchase the new print here.

November 11, 2016

Ann Tower

Ann Tower, January 2001, in her home studio in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by David Stephenson, Lexington Herald-Leader file photo

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article113318818.html#storylink=cp

On Tuesday night I heard the sad news that Ann Tower, a talented artist and champion of artists across the state of Kentucky, passed suddenly from this life. As a young artist I had the privilege to work alongside her for a time when she opened Ann Tower Gallery in downtown Lexington in 2002.  Over the years Ann remained a friend and mentor to me in both life stuff and art stuff. Every time we chatted on the phone she encouraged me to keep at it as an artist. Her enthusiasm for beauty, life and art was endless and inspiring to so many. My memory of her will always be of this beautiful, smiling woman breezing into the gallery, her arms filled with a fresh bouquet of stargazers.

I will miss you Ann.

October 20, 2016

Layers Of Life


Layers of life are built of time, memory and experiences both significant and insignificant. Oftentimes it is those negligible things that spring to our consciousness time and again. Simple gestures are the found objects of life we hold onto for reasons we cannot explain. We are cocooned in these layers. We are bound by them. Our lives are like surprise balls with hidden treasures fossilized in its strata. Some are happy, some are sad, we share snippets with others as we meet and greet. Acquaintances grow into friendships. We mine their treasures as we share our own. We communicate and we connect. This is the sediment of life. It makes us vulnerable.

September 28, 2016

Shafts & Glands

An evolution of glandular shapes and biomorphic shafts, this family of Fiber Forms has been reproducing, and I've added several new ones to the website
I am thinking of the intricate web in/of our reproductive bodies and throughout the natural world. A tangle of coital life, I explore the animate and inanimate alike--whether ovaries, stamens, mammary glands or ancient fertility fetishes, modern sex toys and contraceptive devices. 


Through these forms I seek to meld the visual pleasures of knots and knobs with the endless labyrinth of time and sensual memory through repetitive twisting, wrapping and stitching. 

Read more about the process of creating these Fiber Forms.