Social Textile Experiments

Social Textile Experiments

I organize public art events to highlight sustainable fashion and traditional fiber arts techniques and to bring this work to a wider audience. This allows me to interact with the general public and/or the incidental passerby, and to draw attention to fiber crafts that are typically performed in homes, factories, or studios out of the public view. I often organize this work in a handmade tiny portable studio, Range Studio, or in connection with local arts venues, galleries, or arts councils and supporters. This allows my Slow Fashion work to push the boundaries of traditional art as a social practice project, and allows for traditional fiber crafts to play a role in public art. This work allows me to share these intersections, to remind folks of the importance of handwork in a sustainable economy, and to share my thoughts and findings on sustainable fashion. It also allows me to embrace Slow Textiles and to let them collide against public art and the public environment.