In addition to the Re-Thanks project, I've been busy making a series titled "Warning Signals". From my individual collection efforts from the dump, I amassed a significant number of children's toys, clothing and school papers. These paired with other materials I found have come together in this series to question the messages we give to our children - as revealed through these discarded items. Each piece features a combination of textile techniques to assemble, attach and collage these disparate items in a cohesive series with a story. Here is a preview of some details - stay tuned for images of the entire series. (you might recognize Barbie from the home page of this website.)
In early February, a band of volunteers gathered to push us over the top to a count of nearly 3500 flowers, and 3 more garland components for the big install. Pictured are Lois Flynn, Candace Wilkinson, and Nancy Nakamoto.
Over a month's time, Miguel Monzon helped with the final assembly to the finish line. Here he is right after the project was installed at the Arizona Science Center. The opening is yet to come on March 6th, 2017. I can't wait for all the amazing flower makers to enjoy their work in this huge display!
Here's a preview of the piece just inside the entry at the Arizona Science Center. The final installation image is coming soon right after the official opening on March 6th.
New Work in Progress
This is an ongoing narrative that follows new projects in progress.