The Paper Quilt Project: Collaborations in Contemporary Craft
Berkeley, CA 2011
Lena Wolff curated The Paper Quilt Project at the Berkeley Art Center. In collaboration with Jason Hanasik, we made ”His Past Was Always Waiting for Him in the Future”, a video installation projected on to the back of a quilt.
The Firelight Foundation invited me to create a piece for a group show at Alter Space in San Francisco. Inspired by a mother with humble means, I used found objects and materials to craft a welcoming cradle.
Site specific installations by Roderick Kiracofe, Karen and Malik Seneferu, Nicole Shaffer; video by Sanford Biggers
What do we learn from the back, that which is usually not seen? I am fascinated by the backs of quilts and quilt tops. I also love the WPA photographs of the interiors of sharecroppers homes. My installation uses the backs of quilt tops and quilts along with a collaborative video piece with Jason Hanasik. I wanted to allude to the types of homes in which these textiles may have originated.