I am a visual artist working in the fields of sculpture and fashion.
For the label of clothing I design, STATE, I choose to use mostly repurposed fabrics, which many of the garments I design come from materials gathered at local vintage shops and more obscure locales. Each piece is one of a kind and involves tedious hand stitching, hand painted patterns, and other sculptural and unexpected details. I collect my materials as I travel within the United States and the collections are celebrations of American resourcefulness.
While my sculptural work is quite different from my design work, both processes are meticulous and result in detailed pieces that encourage consideration of the materials.
My sculptural work focuses on making life-like objects from human hair and other non-traditional fibers. I work with human hair because of its immediacy, its beauty and flaws. As an artistic material, human hair is remarkably resourceful. The material never fails to attract and repulse almost simultaneously, a response I enjoy. As I continue to work with hair, it encapsulates the survivalist notions I find compelling and am excited to explore.
I live in Brooklyn, NY.
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