Mine/ Yours/ Theirs/ Ours
This body of work uses discarded clothing as a portrait of a community. Swirling metal frames support seams of faded garments found at local thrift stores and garage sales. The deconstructed fabric seems frozen in the midst of some motion, as if driven by wind, rain, or bodies of water.
Erosion and Sediment were made during a residency at Columbus State University, and so draw on the history of Columbus Georgia as a textile manufacturing town. Using clothes purchased at a local thrift store, all but the seams of the clothing are cut away, creating a metaphor between the swirling, deteriorating fabric and Columbus’ struggle to recuperate and reinvent itself in the wake of many mill closures.