Petrified; 2018. 77 x 71 cm at 30 degree lean. quilted recycled clothes and remnants, varnished and oiled

If a quilt were Petrified;
to have all organic material be replaced while retaining its original stem tissue structure;
to be a three dimensional representation of the original organic material;
preserved, incapable of change; unable to move; 
at the edge of a precipice frightened, terrified.


She'll; 2018. 55 x 50 x 10 cm. quilted recycled clothes and remnants; shaped, spray glossed, and oiled.

as a noun, the shell is a protective outer covering.

as a verb, to shell is the removal of that protective outer covering.

She will.

She will is her desire or determination to do something.



Displacement; 2018. 41 x 23 cm. 5 year old eroded quilt parts, red velvet scrap, cardboard.

parts from a found old quilt of mine that was apparently left half buried outside our binghamton home for the 5 years we had moved away

Displacement - the amount by which a thing is moved from its normal position;

the occupation by a submerged body that would otherwise be occupied by a liquid;

the unconscious transfer of an intense emotion from its original object to another one;

the removal of someone by someone else who takes their place.


Chapter One: To Ferment; 2017. 29 to 117 x 18 x 5 cm. cigar box and cedar sheets, recycled fabric, onion skin paper, matcha tea, thread.

To Ferment - to undergo the chemical breakdown of substance by bacteria, yeast, or other microorganisms;

typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat.

To incite or stir up agitation or excitement among a group of people,

usually concerning major change and leading to trouble or violence.

Cause, generate, instigate, provoke... brew.