Worn fishing nets, similar to those made and mended for thousands of years, recall histories, ecologies, and our relationship to the earth.
 

left to right:

Strand 03
silk and plant fibers on
vintage fishing net
60” x 29” x 6”           


Strand 04
silk and plant fibers on
vintage fishing net
64” x 32” x 5”   




 

Strand 01
silk and plant fibers
on vintage fishing net
84” x 31” x 4”





 

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Initially inspired by generational trips to the headwaters of the Mississippi River, this series conflates memories of other shores—and of land once buried under ancient seas.

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The word “strand” holds double meaning: the literal shore but also the thread that comprises each piece and holds it together—a metaphor for the themes that weave past to present.
 

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Jetsam
cotton, linen, silk and wool
on vintage fishing net
96” x 24” x 14”

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silk and plant fibers on
vintage fishing net
36” x 22” x 6”     


 

Lake Notes
cotton, hemp, leather, linen, polyester, silk, viscose on fishing net fragment
13” x 15” x 0.5”

Drift (six of an extended series)
plant fibers and silk woven on fishing net fragment; stitched to matte board with floating wood frame
13.25” x 10.25” x 3” e

Strand 02
silk and plant fibers on vintage fishing net
38” x 24” x 3”

Dune Study
silk and plant fibers on
vintage fishing nets
12" x 12" x 3.5"